Category archives for Congo Memoirs
This is the final Congo Memoir. The penultimate installment is here. The final installment is below the fold …. If you are interested in issues pertaining to the Congo that are quite current, consider having a look at Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (recently made quite well known by being…
…continued… I was just stepping out of the store, where I had purchased a piece of cloth to bring back to the US, when I heard the awful sound.
Clearly, the naval officer’s goal was to take my boat and motor. He essentially said this to me. “It is the job of the navy to confiscate any boat that my be faster or more powerful than the Navy’s boat.” “Where’s your, boat?” “I don’t have a boat.” “I see…”
As I raised my hand in defiance of the soldiers who were seemingly about to kill me, I knew one thing for certain: This officer was never going to give the order to fire. It simply was true that his soldiers were in too close to fire with rocket propelled grenades and even automatic weapons.…
The Congo Memoirs continue. The last episode was Return Of The Green Pickup.