Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Two New Web Sites & Two New Books

If you like social history, like learning about what life was like there, then or now, these two sites provide an interesting contrast. One is a nostalgic look back at colonial life pre-1960 by a number of ex-colonials; the second provides interesting "slice of life" stories about the DRC now, and is written by a collective of Congolese journalists under the direction of Cédric Kalonji.

What life was like in the Congo Then.

What life is like in the Congo Now.

A short history of the DRC from 1998 to 2006 by Gauthier de Villers, a French sociologist, is available here.

And here is a book of photographs of the Congo. A little National Geographic-y for my taste, but some might like it. Order here.

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