The Great Lakes of Africa: Two Thousand Years of History
Although the genocide of 1994 catapulted Rwanda onto the international stage, English-language historical accounts of the Great Lakes region of Eastern Africa are still scarce. Drawing on a wide range of sources -- colonial archives, oral tradition, archaeological discoveries, studies in anthropology and linguistics, and his thirty years of scholarship -- Jean-Pierre Chrétien offers a major synthesis of the history of the region, which encompasses Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Eastern Congo, and Western Tanzania, a region still plagued by extremely violent wars.
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An eminent French historian journeys into the heart of Africa and returns with an unhappy report.The Great Lakes region of east-central Africa was for years "a paradise for colonizers, missionaries ... Read full review