Dr. Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja, #Congolive guest for this episode is one of Congo’s leading intellectuals. Despite being forced into long years of exile (during which he taught political science in the United States and elsewhere), he has played a part at significant moments in his country’s political struggle. His deep knowledge of personalities and events, and his understanding of the underlying class, ethnic and other factors at work, make his books a compelling, lucid, radical and utterly unromanticized account of his countrymen’s struggle.
Dr. Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja is professor of African and Afro-American studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of “The Congo from Leopold to Kabila: A People’s History” and last year of two new books – “Lumumba” and “Faillite de la Gouvernance et crise de la construction nationale au Congo-Kinshasa.”
This episode looks at the legacy of Patrice Lumumba at home and around the world.