Martyr by Choice

Lumumba Speaks: The Speeches and Writings of Patrice Lumumba 1958-1961

edited by Jean Van Lierde, translated by Helen Lane, with an Introduction by Jean-Paul Sartre
It is now twelve years since Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of the Congo, was killed. Time enough, one would think, for the passions he aroused to have died down. And yet the name of Lumumba still signifies for many people either the height of African heroism or the …

Who Killed Lumumba?

Lumumba: The Last Fifty Days

by G. Heinz and H. Donnay, translated by Jane Clark Seitz
In 1966, when this book was first published, in French, it received surprisingly little serious attention in the press. This was partly because its striking format (lavishly illustrated and with records of Patrice Lumumba’s voice) tended to obscure for some the extent to which it also contained new material and …