Congo Diary

The story of Che Guevara’s “lost” year in Africa

Ernesto Che Guevara

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Che Guevara’s intriguing account of the revolutionary war in the Congo, filling in the missing chapter in his life.

Prior to his fateful mission to Bolivia, in 1965 Che led a secret Cuban force that went to aid theAfrican national liberation movement against the Belgian colonialists.

Now thoroughly revised by Che’s widow Aleida March, this diary remained unpublished for decades because of its controversial content, but,like his other diaries, it revealsChe’s great literary gift, his razor-sharp intellect, his dry wit and brutal honesty.

Includes a foreword by Gabriel García Márquez, “Che Guevara in the Congo.”

Published in association with the Che Guevara Studies Center (Havana).


The Bolivian Diary

Guerrilla Warfare

Che Guevara's feats in our continent were of such magnitude that no prison or censorship could hide them from us. His life is an inspiration for every human being who loves freedom.

—Nelson Mandela

Che Guevara, at the prime of his life and the height of his fame, went off to fight in the Congo. In that fleeting, anonymous passage through Africa, Che Guevara was to sow a seed that no one will destroy.

—Gabriel García Márquez (foreword)

262 pages plus 40 photos | ISBN 978-0-9804292-9-9