sparkling account of the rise and fall of Mobutu Sese Seko, the charismatic
dictator who plundered his country’s wealth and indulged a passion for pink
champagne, gold jewellery and chartered Concordes. Absurdity, anarchy and
corruption run riot in this fascinating dissection of the Congo; a story of
grim comedy amidst the apocalypse and a celebration of the sheer
indestructibility of the human spirit.