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5.0 out of 5 stars His Place in History, 10 Aug 2009
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This review is from: Brazza, a Life for Africa (Paperback)
Maria Petringa's excellent biography of the French explorer and colonialist Pierre Brazza at last enables him to take his proper place in Anglo-Saxon historical studies. Italian by birth, Brazza became France's most celebrated colonialist. He was also its most progressive and politically imaginative. Petringa gives us a well researched and exciting account of Brazza's efforts at exploration and government in West Africa. Like Roger Casement, Brazza became a major critic of aggressive commercial abuses in Africa. As a result, he was sacked and humiliated by the French Government. Questions of corporate responsibility remain at the top of today's political agenda. Petringa's important book gives us a new understanding of Brazza's insights. It could not come at a better time.
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An excellent and well- researched biography, also a sad reflection on some horrific abuses of colonial power. An awe-inspiring man who lived his integrity to the end.
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Brazza, a Life for Africa by Maria Petringa (Paperback - 18 Jan 2006)
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