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Published: 15 November 2016

512 Pages | 6 b/w maps, 5 b/w tables

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9780190611354

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Why Comrades Go to War

Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict

Philip Roessler and Harry Verhoeven

  • The first day-by-day, week-by-week chronicle of how a group of African revolutionaries came together to overthrow the old Congolese tyrant Mobutu, but were unable to share power and fell out, resulting in the deaths of millions of people
  • Draws on a vast and unique set of interviews with the generals, spymasters and politicians who waged Africa's Great War
  • Innovative conceptual and theoretical framework that accounts not just for the bloodiest conflict since the end of the Second World War but also a series of other revolutions and wars across Africa

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