A Mighty Big River

A Mighty Big River

Gerard O'Brien / Feb 17, 2020

A Mighty Big River The Zaire Congo River the second biggest and sixth longest river on earth its course a vast kms of sluggish meandering island studded mystery broken in places by fearful rapids and falls fri

  • Title: A Mighty Big River
  • Author: Gerard O'Brien
  • ISBN: 9781409218029
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Zaire Congo River, the second biggest and sixth longest river on earth its course a vast 4,640kms of sluggish, meandering, island studded mystery, broken in places by fearful rapids and falls, fringed by dense rain forest, and inhabited by primitive tribes and wild animals Few places can evoke the same images of dark brooding menace and danger, and few places can havThe Zaire Congo River, the second biggest and sixth longest river on earth its course a vast 4,640kms of sluggish, meandering, island studded mystery, broken in places by fearful rapids and falls, fringed by dense rain forest, and inhabited by primitive tribes and wild animals Few places can evoke the same images of dark brooding menace and danger, and few places can have justified such impressions, from the horrors of the Congo Free State, through the Stanleyville massacres, to the chaos and blood letting of the post Mobutu years.In 1984, Mobutu was at the height of his power and ruled Zaire with an iron fist It was at this time that the author set off to follow the course of the river from its source to the mouth, alone, by dug out canoe and on foot His matter of fact narrative as he describes the perils and tribulations of the journey which culminated in a spell in a Kinshasa prison offers a fascinating insight into the life of the ordinary people under the regime of President Mobutu.

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