All Things Must Fight to Live

All Things Must Fight to Live

Stories of War and Deliverance in Congo

Book - 2008
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A foreign correspondent's gripping account of his experiences in Congo, told through the long scope of the country's dark and brutal history.
After covering a brutal war that claimed four million lives, journalist Bryan Mealer takes readers on a harrowing two-thousand-mile journey through Congo, where gun-toting militia still rape and kill with impunity. Amid burned-out battlefields, the dark corners of the forests, and the high savanna, where thousands have been massacred and quickly forgotten, Mealer searches for signs that Africa's most troubled nation will soon rise from ruin.
At once illuminating and startling, All Things Must Fight to Live is a searing portrait of an emerging country devastated by a decade of war and horror and now facing almost impossible odds at recovery, as well as an unflinching look at the darkness and greed that exists in the hearts of men. It is nonfiction at its finest--powerful, moving, necessary.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2008.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781596913455
1596913452
Branch Call Number: 967.41034 MEA
Characteristics: xiv, 301 pages : map ; 22 cm

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Jul 25, 2012

Not just an extended gore-fest highlighting the ongoing regional conflicts in some areas with atrocities galore. The author spent time by the side of the UN, as they made a supreme effort to hold a nation-wide election for the first time in the DRC. We meet some elite South African troops who are making actual headway against a group of entrenched rebel armies. Second half of the book: Kinshasa, then on to traveling the countryside: by riverboat, extreme biking through rain forest, and finally a "luxury" train ride in the southern province of Katanga.

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