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A Dance of Assassins provides the competing histories of the way Congolese leader Lusinga and Belgian Lieutenant Storms engaged in a perilous conflict whereas striving to set up hegemony alongside the southwestern shorelines of Lake Tanganyika within the Eighties. whereas Lusinga participated within the east African slave alternate, Storms’ mystery mandate was once to satisfy Henry Stanley’s eastward march and hint "a white line around the darkish Continent" to legitimize King Leopold’s audacious declare to the Congo. disagreement used to be inevitable, and Lusinga misplaced his head. His cranium grew to become the topic of a sinister evolutionary treatise, whereas his ancestral determine is now thought of a treasure of the Royal Museum for principal Africa. Allen F. Roberts finds the theatricality of early colonial come across and the way it keeps to steer Congolese and Belgian understandings of historical past today.

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