By Allen F. Roberts

ISBN-10: 0253007437

ISBN-13: 9780253007438

ISBN-10: 025300750X

ISBN-13: 9780253007506

A Dance of Assassins offers the competing histories of the way Congolese leader Lusinga and Belgian Lieutenant Storms engaged in a perilous conflict whereas striving to set up hegemony alongside the southwestern seashores of Lake Tanganyika within the Eighties. whereas Lusinga participated within the east African slave alternate, Storms’ mystery mandate was once to satisfy Henry Stanley’s eastward march and hint "a white line around the darkish Continent" to legitimize King Leopold’s audacious declare to the Congo. disagreement was once inevitable, and Lusinga misplaced his head. His cranium turned the topic of a sinister evolutionary treatise, whereas his ancestral determine is now thought of a treasure of the Royal Museum for crucial Africa. Allen F. Roberts unearths the theatricality of early colonial come upon and the way it maintains to persuade Congolese and Belgian understandings of heritage today.

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