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The Resource Patrice Lumumba, Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja

Patrice Lumumba, Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja

Label
Patrice Lumumba
Title
Patrice Lumumba
Statement of responsibility
Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Patrice Lumumba was a leader of the independence struggle in what is today the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as the country{u2019}s first democratically elected prime minister. After a meteoric rise in the colonial civil service and the African political elite, he became a major figure in the decolonization movement of the 1950s. Lumumba{u2019}s short tenure as prime minister (1960{u2013}1961) was marked by an uncompromising defense of Congolese national interests against pressure from international mining companies and the Western governments that orchestrated his eventual demise. Cold war geopolitical maneuvering and well-coordinated efforts by Lumumba{u2019}s domestic adversaries culminated in his assassination at the age of thirty-five, with the support or at least the tacit complicity of the U.S. and Belgian governments, the CIA, and the UN Secretariat. Even decades after Lumumba{u2019}s death, his personal integrity and unyielding dedication to the ideals of self-determination, self-reliance, and pan-African solidarity assure him a prominent place among the heroes of the twentieth-century African independence movement and the worldwide African diaspora. Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja{u2019}s short and concise book provides a contemporary analysis of Lumumba{u2019}s life and work, examining both his strengths and his weaknesses as a political leader. It also surveys the national, continental, and international contexts of Lumumba{u2019}s political ascent and his swift elimination by the interests threatened by his ideas and practical reforms. --Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nzongola-Ntalaja, Georges
Dewey number
967.5103092
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT658.2.L85
LC item number
N96 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ohio short histories of Africa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lumumba, Patrice
  • Prime ministers
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Lumumba, Patrice É
Label
Patrice Lumumba, Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-157) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
880966202
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
164 pages
Isbn
9780821421253
Lccn
2014029924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)880966202
Label
Patrice Lumumba, Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-157) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
880966202
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
164 pages
Isbn
9780821421253
Lccn
2014029924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)880966202

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