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/)

Label
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
Creator
Subject
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 Stanleys eastward march and trace a white line across the Dark Continent to legitimize King Leopolds 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
Cataloging source
CDX
Dewey number
325.3493096751
Index
index present
LC call number
DT654
LC item number
.R63 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
African expressive cultures
Label
A dance of assassins : performing early colonial hegemony in the Congo, Allen F. Roberts, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=512515
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 evo on the Chaussee dIxelles -- Lusingas lasting laughs -- Composing decomposition -- Defiances of the dead
Control code
ocn824654927
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 418244
  • 22573/ctt16gk75x
Label
A dance of assassins : performing early colonial hegemony in the Congo, Allen F. Roberts, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=512515
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 evo on the Chaussee dIxelles -- Lusingas lasting laughs -- Composing decomposition -- Defiances of the dead
Control code
ocn824654927
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 418244
  • 22573/ctt16gk75x

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