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  • Title: Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa
  • Author: JasonStearns
  • ISBN: 9781586489298
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 And yet, despite its epic proportions, it has received little sustained media attention In this deeply reported book, Jason Stearns vividly tells the story of this misunderstoodAt 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 And yet, despite its epic proportions, it has received little sustained media attention In this deeply reported book, Jason Stearns vividly tells the story of this misunderstood conflict through the experiences of those who engineered and perpetrated it He depicts village pastors who survived massacres, the child soldier assassin of President Kabila, a female Hutu activist who relives the hunting and methodical extermination of fellow refugees, and key architects of the war that became as great a disaster as and was a direct consequence of the genocide in neighboring Rwanda Through their stories, he tries to understand why such mass violence made sense, and why stability has been so elusive.Through their voices, and an astonishing wealth of knowledge and research, Stearns chronicles the political, social, and moral decay of the Congolese State.
    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 has been wracked by a brutal and unstaunchable war in which millions have died And

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    1. It s often claimed that the Congo Wars are too confusing for outsiders to understand Pshaw.It s really quite simple The RFP pushed into DRC in the guise of the AFDL, originally pursuing ex FAR Naturally with UNITA and FLEC in the area Angola had an interest in getting involved and Uganda was wrestling with the WNBLF, UMLA, the ADM and of course the NALU the Burundians, meanwhile, were contending with the FDD and FNL, all of whom were laden with RPGs and AKs OK After Kabila p re turned on them, R [...]

    2. If you want to understand the tragedy that is the Congo, put aside the mythology and read Dancing In The Glory of Monsters Jason Stearns has untangled the snarling mess that is the history of this sad nation As someone who s researched and written about the Congo myself Heart of Diamonds A Novel of Scandal, Love and Death in the Congo , I found new insights into the interminable conflicts that have wracked the country for it s entire modern history Stearns delineates the players, putting them in [...]

    3. This book has been called the best current nonfiction about the violence in the DRC which I think says far about the dearth of good books on the subject than on this one s merits.While the book is a useful primer on the facts and political history of the violence in the DRC, I frankly disagree with most reviewers and the author himself that it somehow manages to achieve a nuanced understanding of the country, the actors, or their motivations.Stearns claims to be weary of the Congo as Heart of [...]

    4. Mass violence does not just affect the families of the dead It tears at the fabric of society and lodges in the minds of the witnesses and perpetrators alike A decade after the violence, it seemed the villagers were still living in its aftershocks They had all fled after the massacre no one wanted to stay in town They fled deep into the jungles, where they crossed the strong currents of the Luindi River It was only on the other side that they felt safe They lived in clearings, where they built g [...]

    5. Jason Stearns set a formidable task for himself in the Introduction to his excellent Dancing in the Glory of Monsters , taking Hannah Arendt memorable the banality of evil as the starting point for his investigation into the decades long war in the Congo He doesn t personalize the murderous violence and the evil behind it but tries to define the political system that allowed or encouraged such perversions of normal humanity Instead of the faceless bureaucratic machine of the Third Reich he compa [...]

    6. Easy recommendation to the govt put this author in charge somewhere in how western govt money is spent in the area.1st read the last chapter then set aside an evening to read the whole thing then give it to a friend to read.why because people matter their pain and suffering matter killing people is wrong, killing lots of people is evil and must to fought s first an examination of the history of the rwandan tutsi genocide and it s effects on the congo from 1990 to the present it s second a journa [...]

    7. This book provides clarity to the quagmire of wars that have been happening in the Congo since the Rwandan genocide of 1994.Mr Stearns explains well the personalities involved and also brings us face to face with the brutality undergone by ordinary people in the many shattered villages and cities The Tutsi Hutu animosities are a recurring theme but in the Congo, nothing is so simple and Mr Stearns always qualifies his explanations.The Congo is a land blessed with many natural resources It is als [...]

    8. This is the book I chose for the 2016 world literature challenge March Sub Sahara.5 starsVery interesting book Also very enlightening Don t really hear what is happening in Africa They didn t make any sense, Nabyolwa remembered First they accused me of deserting which was strange coming from a bunch of deserters Then they said I wanted to kill them by going back Finally, an officer said, We think you are a traitor Every time you send us into battle, we get attacked But that s what war is about Y [...]

    9. An important book, with some valuable insights but terribly and pointlessly over long Could have been, and should have been a 180 page monograph Still, a quick read if you know how to Review will follow if I get some time.

    10. About 10 years ago, Philip Gourevitch wrote We Regret to Inform You about the Rwandan massacre You read it and are filled with moral outrage about the horrible acts of the Hutus and the relatively innocent victims Tutsis This is the next chapter in that story and it is much a harder and complicated read, as the Rwanda massacre turned into a proxy war in Congo killing 5 million in which there are no heroes, every side has committed horrible atrocities, and it is hard to see anyone as right and v [...]

    11. African history is something that we hear of very rarely from our news sources For most of us Africa is like a closed unknown box Neither do we know anything, nor do we care to know In fact a continent which is ten times the size of India, with a billion people rarely enters the mind of rest of humanity It is that world that this book reveals to us The world of civil wars, ethnic rivalries, abject poverty and an absolute lack of humaneness The magnitude of suffering that the people of Africa hav [...]

    12. Le livre de Jason Stearns a re u des critiques logieuses de la presse am ricaine Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Foreign Affairs Elles sont amplement m rit es Il constitue probablement l ouvrage le plus complet, et surtout le plus captivant, jamais crit sur le conflit congolais et ses avatars Un conflit qui, sur un territoire grand comme l Europe de l Ouest, opposa pendant pr s de six ans pas moins de neuf Etats et causa environ 5 millions de morts.Le succ s de ce livre tie [...]

    13. I am fascinated by the Democratic Republic of the Congo It is just so huge, and confusing and mysterious I don t profess to know much about it, even though I have read a book or two dealing with various aspects of it But in all my previous readings, I have come away with a feeling of It is all a mess and I am no closer to understand a thing about it Until I read this book For the first time, I have found a book that makes some sense out of it all The political and humanitarian situation in the D [...]

    14. Stearns does two things in this book, first describing conditions in the Congo since Mobutu by interviewing leaders and participants in two Congo wars and the aftermath of it secondly, suggesting ways Congolese and foreigners can rebuild the country, which fell apart since the days of slave trading, of colonialism and independence, of privatization in mining, and of the cold war up to the present He compares the Congo of today characterized by Machiavellian politics, by unaccountability to the C [...]

    15. This is a super important topic and maybe my opinion is added by reading it over several months on a kindle app on my phone, which is never a great reading experience for me But it was so disjointed and didn t really follow a chronological narrative and I know the author did this on purpose and I know the subject is really complicated But part of the job of a good writer is to take a complex subject and try to make it clear not simple at all just clear I wasn t clear on who people were or how si [...]

    16. A superbly comprehensive overview of the conflicts in the Congo following the Rwandan genocide, which eventually spilled over into the DRC.The author himself points out the the successive wars in the Congo from the mid nineties onwards can not be boiled down to a simple narrative And indeed, summing up the author s book would really result in another book that s only marginally thinner than the original.Stearns triess to get behind the why of the conflicts and the horrors committed, as opposed t [...]

    17. Do you really think you can get this right Bugera asked me over the dinner table, pointing at the notes I was scribbling into my notebook Like many of the people I interviewed, Bugera was skeptical that I could represent the complexity of his history It is true that the Tutsi killed, Bugera told me at one point But we all had brothers, schoolmates, uncles who had been killed It s all part of a whole Can you portray that to your readers in Arizona or Berlin Deogratias Bugera One of the four found [...]

    18. SO disappointing I tried to give it zero star but it didn t work Here s the why 1 the book doesn t seem to be evidence based or thoroughly researched but rather it is a compilation of testimonies, sometimes first hand, sometimes not 2 there is no real story line and this makes the book boring At the same time, Stearns tries to have some sort of story line but then drops it on the way which have you wonder throughout the book is this a novel An academic piece What is this book Frustrating.3 there [...]

    19. I am torn about how to rate this book I thought it did a good job of breaking down some of the complicated dynamics that led to the Congo War, including lots of interviews from people who were there at the time, on all sides of the conflict Maybe because it s several years old now, or maybe because there was less research put into the conflict since 2001, but the book felt like it ended fairly abruptly, skimming over the transfer to Joseph Kabila and the end of the official conflict around 2001 [...]

    20. This is a great book, very captivating and also thoroughly researched over 10 years the author spent working in the Congo While its nearly impossible to distil this conflict into one simple narrative, he does a good job of explaining the various forces that helped to trigger it and have continued to fuel it intermittently over the years.In many ways the war in the Congo was a continuation of the violence unleashed by the Rwandan Genocide at least initially as the conflict in that country was con [...]

    21. This book has gone farther than anything else I have read towards explaining what happened in the Congo The tangle he unwinds makes it obvious why news coverage has often been so unsatisfactory even the best journalists must find it difficult to do justice to the complexity of the situation in a limited number of words.Stearns has done a really impressive job of balancing the various needs of such a story he explains the political intricacies in a clear and readable way, and is honest and clarif [...]

    22. This is the sort of history book, along with Tony Judt s Postwar, that needs to be studied in depth at high schools It seems as though World War II and the Hitler bad, Allies good rubric pervades education about historical and modern conflicts the recent responses to the death of Osama bin Laden simply confirm this.Jason Stearns digs in and makes a thoroughly illegible conflict understandable, without grossly simplifying it or stamping various sides as good or bad The neo conservative arguments [...]

    23. Stearns account of the DRC s recent tragic history is lucid and illuminating Although the bloody quagmire of rebel coalitions and foreign incursions is never simple, this book does an admirable job in tracking the conflicts as they rage or perhaps ooze across this massive country, sucking in or driven by Rwanda, Uganda, Angola, Zimbabwe and the UN The backbone of this book is the wealth of interviews conducted by the author, and Stearns is at his best when depicting the principal players their d [...]

    24. This is an excellent book Dancing in the Glory of Monsters is based on very thorough research and anyone interested in the wars in the Congo should definitely read it The book covers the history of the Congo, and other African countries that were involved, starting from the times of Mobutu Sese Seko to Laurent Kabila to Joseph Kabila Jason Stearns has conducted many interviews to try to explain what has caused these wars and he does it well This is a very serious book and there were times when I [...]

    25. The seemingly endless wars in the Congo with the unspeakable atrocities visited upon civilians and the destruction of the infrastructure of government has always been a cipher to me After reading this book , I can see why The warring factions are constantly shifting , there are too many to name , the conflicts are overlapping in time and the end goals of the different groups are not even clear The death count is in the millions and climbing and the hatred between tribes and political factions be [...]

    26. Though this took me a long time to read, I would say it was a worthwhile and thought provoking read I was minimally familiar with the conflict in the DRC prior to reading Stearns book, so I learned a lot about the root causes of the conflict, though I would not say I have as in depth of an understanding as I could If this was a college class on the DRC since 94, Dancing in the Glory of Monsters would be a step above an intro level survey course but not yet 300 or 400 level That said, I really en [...]

    27. This is a pretty readable book for such a complex subject Over 5 million people have died in the last 15 years or so in the ongoing conflict in the Congo, most in the late 90s The beginning of the war was a carry on of the Rwanda genocide, but also drew in revolutionaries who wanted to over throw the then president Mubuto who was running a kleptocracy for the most part Throw in a huge amount of natural resources to be mined, and other long simmering ethnic tension, and a mess left by the Belgian [...]

    28. Jason Stearns did a fantastic job of unraveling the many knotted threads that have contributed to the conflict in Congo It is very readable and stimulating He interviewed a wide range of political and military players as well as refugees and villagers The focus is on the geo political workings of Central Africa, and inevitably, the minerals, mass rape, massacres, and foreign government involvement are also addressed There are several maps and a list of acronyms that are very helpful His analysis [...]

    29. Excellent book on the recent history of the Congo and the wars that have plagued it Doesn t lapse into lazy stereotyping or conspiracy theories Written in a balanced and almost restrained tone which must have been difficult for the author who has spent 10 years in the country and interviewed people who had obviously been guilty albeit sometimes indirectly of gruesome atrocities Highly recommended.

    30. Having very little knowledge on the subject matter I found this book a great crash course The complexity of the politics of the area is breathtaking and the author takes great pains to untangle it for the reader A great book with a mixture of first hand accounts, history and political analysis this book leaves you gasping for breath as you turn the page.

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