Lumumba

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#1

Managed to get to the age of…28 without hearing about this. Pretty grim, massively weird, but at the same time not so surprising. Weirdly fascinated by it…

Wondered:
a) what the thoughts are of people who’ve read into it?

b) if anyone knows where i can watch either the Storyville documentary about it (called Mobutu), or failing that the BBC documentary (Who Killed Lumumba)?


#2

Never heard of him, I must admit. Glad I read the OP before making a pun. Will try to read this tomorrow.


#3

Rarely as blatant as coming straight from the presidents mouth, but the USA have a long history of this since the 50s


#4

The Poisonwood Bible is set in the Congo during Lumumba’s rise and assassination. Probably the most interesting thing about the book.