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Spectres
Sven Augustijnen

2011
SC / 504 pages / 24,5 x 16,5 cm
Published by
ASA Publishers
Language
EN / FR; FR / NL
Author
Sven Augustijnen
Design
Studio Luc Derycke
Print
New Goff, Gent
ISBN
978 94 6117 009 5
Price
39.00 euros

If the 'communist infiltration of Africa' was a spectre often used tojustify the elimination of Patrice Lumumba, The assasination of the Congo's—indeed, Africa's—first democratically elected Prime Minister on 17 January 1961 created a spectre of it's own. Sir Jaques Brassinne de La Buissière, then a young Belgian functionary, was in Elisabethville on that fateful day. He has written several books on the subject, and spent more than thirty years trying to bring to light 'what really happened'. This supplement to Sven Augustijnen's film Spectres offers another look at the film's main character, who is at once guide, narrator, and symbol of a past that continues to cast its shadow on the present.
‘Spectres’ was shown at Sven Augustijnen's solo exhibition at Wiels in Brussels, from May 8 to July 31, 2011.
Two bilingual editions: English/French and Dutch/French.

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Laureate for the Fernand Baudin Prize 2011

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