The Great White Father in the Congo

Friedenberg, Daniel M.
December 1955
New Republic;12/12/55, Vol. 133 Issue 24, p17
The article presents information on the book "The African Awakening," by Basil Davidson. The method of Davidson, is deceptively, simple. Starting with the first contact of the Portuguese with Africa, he shows the unveiling of white influence, its intrinsic motives and the results. At the end of the fifteenth century Diogo Cao, sailing for King Dom the Second, put ashore at the mouth of the Congo. The Congo kingdom was subjected to the influence of Christian missions and European culture uninterruptedly for over two hundred years.


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