Isaac Bacirongo speaks about his memoire, Still a Pygmy

Isaac helped establish the first Indigenous rights organisation in D.R. Congo in the mid-1990s.  He was imprisoned because of his activism by the rebel regime that occupied the area from 1998 to 2003, but managed to escape and flee to Nairobi with his wife and 10 children, later registering as a refugee with UNHCR and being resettled in Australia.  A key reason I became interested in this project was the lack of good first-person narratives by Congolese about the Congo Wars.

Still a Pygmy brings to life the political and social themes of contemporary Central Africa, and makes them accessible for undergraduates.  It is available in paperback and as an ebook through Amazon and other bookshops.

(Finch Publishing, 2015: 

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