Zeilig, Leo. Lumumba: Africa's Lost Leader.

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Zeilig, Leo. Lumumba: Africa's Lost Leader. London: Haus Publishing Ltd., 2015, pp.198, ISBN: 1908323949.

In this book, revised and updated to include new thinking on the Congo crisis and incorporating material recently released from British intelligence archives, the author tells the story of the Congo in the dying days of colonialism, and of Patrice Lumumba's transition from nationalist to revolutionary to international symbol of African liberation. Lumumba (1925-1961) is perhaps the most famous leader of the African independence movement. After his execution in 1961, when he had been prime minister of the newly liberated Congo...

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