About the Book

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters

The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa
March 2012
Trade Paperback · 416 Pages
$17.99 U.S. · $21.00 CAN · £11.99 U.K. · €12.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781610391078



The best account [of the conflict in the Congo] so far& .The task facing anyone who tries to tell this whole story is formidable, but Stearns by and large rises to it. — Adam Hochschild, New York Times Book Review [A] tour de force, though not for the squeamish. — Washington Post This is a serious book about the social and political forces behind one of the most violent clashes of modern times — as well as a damn good read. — Economist [P]erhaps the best account of the most recent conflict in the Congo. — Foreign Policy A serious, admirably balanced account of the crisis and the political and social forces behind it& perhaps the most accessible, meticulously researched, and comprehensive overview of the Congo crisis yet. — Financial Times

About the Author

Jason Stearns has been working on the conflict in the Congo for the past decade, most recently as the head of a special United Nations panel investigating Congolese rebel groups. He worked for the United Nations peacekeeping operation, and as a senior analyst for the International Crisis Group. He is currently completing a PhD at Yale University.