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‘Freedom was the priest riding past on his bicycle with his cassock flapping in the wind'. Lieve Joris and ‘Back to the Congo'
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‘Freedom was the priest riding past on his bicycle with his cassock flapping in the wind'. Lieve Joris and ‘Back to the Congo'

(Rudi Wester) The Low Countries - 1993, № 1, pp. 284-285

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A review of the Flemish travel writer Lieve Joris' novel 'Back to the Congo' (London: Macmillan, 1992): a compelling, moving, and detailed portrait of a country struggling with both its colonial past and a present ruled in the same dictatorial manner.

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