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Composition in Black and WhiteThe Life of Philippa Schuyler$
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Kathryn Talalay

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780195113938

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113938.001.0001

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Who Killed the Congo?

Who Killed the Congo?

(p.201) 28 Who Killed the Congo?
Composition in Black and White

Kathryn Talalay

Oxford University Press

Regular travel was Philippa's antiseptic, with her globetrotting came her musical career. But in the summer of 1960, when she reached her twenty-ninth birthday, she started working as a political journalist. On June 7, 1960, Philippa arrived in Elisabethville, the capital of the Belgian Congo's copper-rich Katanga province, exactly three weeks before the colony would gain its uneasy independence. Philippa would later inform New York how Congo's independence would have a tragic end. And indeed shortly after Independence Day, the Republic of Congo, as the new nation was called, began to disintegrate as ethnic and personal rivalries surfaced.

Keywords:   Philippa, Elisabethville, musical career, political journalist, Congo

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