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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 14 Aug 2012
This review is from: Who Killed Hammarskjold?: The UN, the Cold War and White Supremacy in Africa (Hardcover)
As a UN staff member with a strong interest in Africa, this is the book I wish I'd written. It is as exciting as a fast-moving crime novel yet makes a solid and convincing argument about the circumstances and reasons behind the killing of Dag Hammarskjold. The strength of her argument and the new evidence she has uncovered led the UN to set up a new inquiry into Hammarskjold's death, which is remarkable after so many years. Susan Williams is candid about the nature of white supremacy interests in Africa in the 1960s and doesn't shy away from naming the governments - even the officials, on many occasions - primarily involved in the plot, or their corporate supporters and the ways in which they aided. She is also frank about the blatantly racist attitudes commonly found among members of the colonial administrations at the time. Absolutely brilliant and a pleasure to read as well.
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