A Season In The Congo


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by Aimé Césaire
translated by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
published by Seagull Books


This play by renowned poet and political activist Aimé Césaire recounts the tragic death of Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of the Congo Republic and an African nationalist hero. A Season in the Congo follows Lumumba's efforts to free the Congolese from Belgian rule and the political struggles that led to his assassination in 1961. Césaire powerfully depicts Lumumba as a sympathetic, Christ-like figure whose conscious martyrdom reflects his self-sacrificing humanity and commitment to pan-Africanism.

- paperback: 160 pages
- product dimensions: 129 x 198 mm
- ISBN: 9780857427571