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Dans les années 1880, le roi Léopold II de Belgique s'empare à titre personnel de l'immense bassin du fleuve Congo, afin de faire main basse sur ses prodigieuses richesses. Réduite en esclavage, la population est soumise au travail forcé, subit tortures et mutilations, au point qu'on estime à 10 millions le nombre de victimes africaines du monarque et de ses serviteurs. Au début du XXe siècle, tandis que Léopold est célébré dans l'Europe entière comme un philanthrope et un humaniste, des voix s'élèvent contre ses atrocités. Edmund Dene Morel, et à sa suite une poignée de chefs rebelles, de voyageurs, de missionnaires et d'idéalistes, vont donner naissance au premier mouvement international de défense des droits de l'homme et l'emporter sur le souverain mégalomane. Ce récit de crimes oubliés, véritable dissection du système colonial, offre des clés indispensables à la compréhension d'une actualité tragique.

Reporter et éditorialiste, Adam Hochschild enseigne le journalisme à l'université de Berkeley. Il a notamment publié dans The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine et The New York Review of Books. Ses essais consacrés à l'Afrique du Sud, à la mémoire stalinienne, à l'histoire de l'abolitionnisme britannique, ont été loués et récom­pensés à plusieurs reprises dans le monde anglo-saxon.


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Ebook Les Fantômes du roi Léopold read Online! Hochschild was born in New York City. As a college student, he spent a summer working on an anti-government newspaper in South Africa and subsequently worked briefly as a civil rights worker in Mississippi in 1964. Both were politically pivotal experiences about which he would later write in his book Finding the Trapdoor. He later was part of the movement against the Vietnam War, and, after several years as a daily newspaper reporter, worked as a writer and editor for the leftwing Ramparts magazine. In the mid-1970s, he was one of the co-founders of Mother Jones.

Hochschild's first book was a memoir, Half the Way Home: a Memoir of Father and Son (1986), in which he described the difficult relationship he had with his father. His later books include The Mirror at Midnight: a South African Journey (1990; new edition, 2007), The Unquiet Ghost: Russians Remember Stalin (1994; new edition, 2003), Finding the Trapdoor: Essays, Portraits, Travels (1997), which collects his personal essays and reportage, and King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa (1998; new edition, 2006), a history of the conquest and colonization of the Congo by Belgium's King Léopold II. His Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves, published in 2005, is about the antislavery movement in the British Empire.

Hochschild has also written for The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and The Nation. He was also a commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. Hochschild's books have been translated into twelve languages.

A frequent lecturer at Harvard's annual Nieman Narrative Journalism Conference and similar venues, Hochschild lives in San Francisco and teaches writing at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He is married to sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild.

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