Military history

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa

At the heart of Africa is Congo, a country the size of Western Europe, bordering nine other nations, that since 1996 has been wracked by a brutal and unstaunchable war in which millions have died.

Introduction: Understanding the Violence

PART I - PREWAR

Chapter 1: THE LEGACY OF GENOCIDE

Chapter 2: AIDING AND ABETTING

Chapter 3: A COUNTRY IN RUINS

Chapter 4: SIX DAYS

Chapter 5: ONION LAYERS

Chapter 6: MZEE

PART II - THE FIRST WAR

Chapter 7: MANY WARS IN ONE

Chapter 8: THE DOMINOES FALL

Chapter 9: A THOUSAND MILES THROUGH THE JUNGLE

Chapter 10: THIS IS HOW YOU FIGHT

Chapter 11: A WOUNDED LEOPARD

Chapter 12: THE KING IS DEAD; LONG LIVE THE KING

PART III - THE SECOND WAR

Chapter 13: ONE WAR TOO MANY

Chapter 14: THE REBEL PROFESSOR

Chapter 15: THE REBEL START-UP

Chapter 16: CAIN AND ABEL

Chapter 17: SORCERERS’ APPRENTICES

Chapter 18: THE ASSASSINATION OF MZEE

Chapter 19: PAYING FOR THE WAR

PART IV - NEITHER WAR NOR PEACE

Chapter 20: THE BEARER OF EGGS

Conclusion: The Congo, On Its Own Terms

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