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The Resource A dance of assassins : performing early colonial hegemony in the Congo, Allen F. Roberts, (electronic resource)

A dance of assassins : performing early colonial hegemony in the Congo, Allen F. Roberts, (electronic resource)

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A dance of assassins : performing early colonial hegemony in the Congo
Title
A dance of assassins
Title remainder
performing early colonial hegemony in the Congo
Statement of responsibility
Allen F. Roberts
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Dance of Assassins presents the competing histories of how Congolese Chief Lusinga and Belgian Lieutenant Storms engaged in a deadly clash while striving to establish hegemony along the southwestern shores of Lake Tanganyika in the 1880s. While Lusinga participated in the east African slave trade, Storms' secret mandate was to meet Henry Stanley's eastward march and trace "a white line across the Dark Continent" to legitimize King Leopold's audacious claim to the Congo. Confrontation was inevitable, and Lusinga lost his head. His skull became the subject of a sinister evolutionary treatise, while his ancestral figure is now considered a treasure of the Royal Museum for Central Africa. Allen F. Roberts reveals the theatricality of early colonial encounter and how it continues to influence Congolese and Belgian understandings of history today
Member of
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1945-
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Roberts, Allen F.
Dewey number
325.3493096751
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
African expressive cultures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Storms, Émile Pierre Joseph
  • Lusinga
  • Storms, Emile Pierre Joseph
  • Lusinga
  • Belgians
  • Hegemony
  • Ethnological museums and collections
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
Label
A dance of assassins : performing early colonial hegemony in the Congo, Allen F. Roberts, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The "emperor" strikes back. Invitation to a beheading -- A conflict of memories -- Histories made by bodies -- Tropical gothic -- Storms the headhunter. Remembering the dismembered. The rise of a colonial macabre -- Art évo on the Chaussée d'Ixelles -- Lusinga's lasting laughs -- Composing decomposition -- Defiances of the dead
Control code
ocn824654927
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253007599
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)824654927
Label
A dance of assassins : performing early colonial hegemony in the Congo, Allen F. Roberts, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The "emperor" strikes back. Invitation to a beheading -- A conflict of memories -- Histories made by bodies -- Tropical gothic -- Storms the headhunter. Remembering the dismembered. The rise of a colonial macabre -- Art évo on the Chaussée d'Ixelles -- Lusinga's lasting laughs -- Composing decomposition -- Defiances of the dead
Control code
ocn824654927
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253007599
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)824654927

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