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CNN Interview: John Prendergast

John Prendergast sits down with Paula Newton on CNN to discuss his new book with Fidel Bafilemba “Congo Stories,” and how Congo is changing after a long history of corruption and exploitation.

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‘Congo Stories’ Book Tour

Meet the authors and contributors of "Congo Stories" at special book events in cities across the U.S. To find an event near you, scroll down to Events section below.

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“CONGO STORIES” ON GOODREADS

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“CONGO STORIES” NAMED AN AMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH

“Congo Stories” has been named an Editor’s Pick on Amazon for the Best Books of December 2018, in three categories: Nonfiction, Biography/Memoir, and History.

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Kirkus Review: “Eye-opening reportage”

Eye-opening reportage from an African nation that has been robbed and despoiled for centuries–but that is now finding paths of resistance. No thoughtful reader of this book will look at his or her computer or cellphone the same way again.

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“Congo Stories” book talk with John Prendergast, Fidel Bafilemba, Chouchou Namegabe, and Ryan Gosling

December 13, 2018 - Fidel Bafilemba, John Prendergast, Ryan Gosling and Chouchou Namegabe discussed “Congo Stories” at George Washington University's Betts Theatre at a special event presented by Politics and Prose.

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VOA Afrique : Le Monde Aujourd’hui

Fidel Bafilemba sur Voice of America Afrique Le Monde Aujourd’hui.

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Daily Bruin: Ryan Gosling joins panel discussion on Congolese resistance to Western exploitation

Actor and now photographer Gosling was joined by co-authors John Prendergest and Fidel Bafilemba and afterward author Chouchou Namegabe for a panel discussion hosted Monday afternoon at the Fowler Museum. Their book highlights five centuries of exploitation and resistance...

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CNN INTERVIEW: JOHN PRENDERGAST

John Prendergast sits down with Paula Newton on CNN to discuss his new book with Fidel Bafilemba “Congo Stories,” and how Congo is changing after a long history of corruption and exploitation.

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Events

December 7, 2018

SF BAY AREA: DAVE EGGERS, FIDEL BAFILEMBA, CHOUCHOU NAMEGABE, JOHN PRENDERGAST

Moderated by Dave Eggers, a discussion of “Congo Stories” with Fidel Bafilemba, Chouchou Namegabe, and John Prendergast. 7pm, Book Passages, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA

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December 10, 2018

L.A.: FIDEL BAFILEMBA, RYAN GOSLING, CHOUCHOU NAMEGABE, JOHN PRENDERGAST

Book Soup and the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Reads present John Prendergast and Fidel Bafilemba with Ryan Gosling and Chouchou Namegabe, to discuss and sign “Congo Stories” at 7pm, West Hollywood Public Library.

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December 13, 2018

DC: John Prendergast, Fidel Bafilemba, Chouchou Namegabe, and Ryan Gosling

John Prendergast, Fidel Bafilemba, Ryan Gosling and Chouchou Namegabe discussed and signed copies of “Congo Stories” at George Washington University's Betts Theatre at a special event presented by Politics and Prose.

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December 14, 2018

NYC: CONGO STORIES SIGNING W/ JOHN PRENDERGAST, FIDEL BAFILEMBA, RYAN GOSLING, & CHOUCHOU NAMEGABE

Join John Prendergast, Fidel Bafilemba, Ryan Gosling, and Chouchou Namegabe for a signing of their important new work. The signing will take place from 12:30pm - 1:30pm in the Strand Bookstore Rare Book Room.

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Press Releases

CONGO STORIES: A HISTORY OF EXPLOITATION, STORIES OF HEROISM

The new book "CONGO STORIES: Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and Greed," coauthored by Enough Project Founding Director John Prendergast and Congolese activist Fidel Bafilemba, featuring photographs by Ryan Gosling, arrives at a critical moment...

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