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Bukavu Blues

by Peter Lewenstein

The first in a series of crime novels by long-time BBC African Service editor. After twenty years working on the popular BBC World Service radio programmes Network Africa and Focus on Africa, Peter Lewenstein has switched from facts to fiction. But the stories he tells are no less real. His protagonist is Patrice Le Congo, a Congolese human rights defender who’ll leave no stone unturned in his efforts to expose injustice, corruption, and criminal conspiracy. In Bukavu Blues, a series of killings in eastern Congo leads Patrice to the heart of a conflict that’s tearing his country apart. The victims are all connected to the trade in precious minerals. But who stands to gain from their deaths? These are crime stories from Africa with a global political dimension.

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"As sharp and dangerous as a well-honed blade in a killer's hand, Bukavu Blues takes the reader on a terrifying and exhilarating journey." Mike Walker, co-author of Tumanbay: The City of a Thousand Faces

“Gripping storyline, this had me hooked from early on because of the political context and the racy writing. I really felt I was seeing Africa and not the one that tourists see. Looking forward to the next one!” Goodreads reviewer

ISBN 9781919625645 | 366 pages | 203x127mm | 2022 | Get Real Books, UK | Paperback

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