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Battling the Belgians

This African warrior queen is defending her kingdom from the depredations of Belgian imperialists. Her steed, a mighty Tyrannosaurus rex, wants to know if Belgian invaders taste anything like waffles. 30 more words


Things useful to know about the house

My father-in-law was in Africa during the war, but he was nowhere near the Congo as the Democratic Republic of the Congo was then called. However, somehow my parents-in-law ended up with The Congo Cookery Book by Clare E. 399 more words


The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver

Category: fiction

Subject/Topic: The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. 222 more words

Books - Fiction

Missionary Dan Crawford (1870-1926) - photo

For some reason, my 2012 post on Dan Crawford, Scottish missionary to the Belgian Congo, has been attracting lots of views this past week, and serendipitously I just found a photo of him while continuing with my mission to clean out the garage. 74 more words

New York City

Independence in Thirty Years?

Today we will look at a pivotal event in the history of the Belgian Congo’s transition to independence which can also tell us something about a very particular moment in Belgium’s political history in the 1950s. 813 more words

Feast of Apolo Kivebulaya (May 30)

Above:  The Borderlands of Uganda and Zaire, 1979

Image Source = The International Atlas (Rand McNally, 1979)

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor


APOLO KIVEBULAYA (CIRCA 1864-MAY 30, 1933) 669 more words

Saints Of The 1890s

The Bonobo Factor raises its head

I have today finished off a draft of ‘The Bonobo Factor’. 59,000 words ish.

The Bonobo Factor

THE PITCH: Young graduate on a field trip to African jungle needs to find herself after years of normal development – school, university, MSc, PhD. 125 more words

Books And Writings