Jacques Bongoma was a young Congolese progressive who became a close advisor to Joseph Mobutu after the country’s 1965 coup.
German historian Daniel Tödt wrote a history of the Congolese évolués. In this interview, he talks about the historiographical interventions of his book and the role of Patrice Lumumba in the history of évolués.
Patrice Lumumba became a martyr of African independence. But what are Lumumba’s “political afterlives” nearly sixty years later?
A Congolese writer whose work oscillates between gripping dystopia and humanist celebration.