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(from the front flap) "In the oldest national park in Africa, amid the political unrest of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a group of rangers struggles to protect the park and one of its greatest resources: half the world's population of mountain gorillas. The region, also rich in mineral resources, is both the setting and subject of the story. It is here that the ranger (from the front flap) "In the oldest national park in Africa, amid the political unrest of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a group of rangers struggles to protect the park and one of its greatest resources: half the world's population of mountain gorillas. The region, also rich in mineral resources, is both the setting and subject of the story. It is here that the rangers, along with soldiers, rebels, miners, and coal traders fight for their livelihoods and their beliefs. Malika is an 11-year-old girl living in a refugee camp on the edge of Vieunga. She sees the dangers of the world as an artist. Along her journey she encounters a variety of characters, including Esther, one of the parks first female rangers; Aymar, a poacher-turned-ranger; and Njembe, a boy who is pulled into the dangerous ranks of Sakombi's infamous rebels. This book explores the dizzying complexities of the region and finds hope through the inspired imagination of Malika."


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(from the front flap) "In the oldest national park in Africa, amid the political unrest of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a group of rangers struggles to protect the park and one of its greatest resources: half the world's population of mountain gorillas. The region, also rich in mineral resources, is both the setting and subject of the story. It is here that the ranger (from the front flap) "In the oldest national park in Africa, amid the political unrest of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a group of rangers struggles to protect the park and one of its greatest resources: half the world's population of mountain gorillas. The region, also rich in mineral resources, is both the setting and subject of the story. It is here that the rangers, along with soldiers, rebels, miners, and coal traders fight for their livelihoods and their beliefs. Malika is an 11-year-old girl living in a refugee camp on the edge of Vieunga. She sees the dangers of the world as an artist. Along her journey she encounters a variety of characters, including Esther, one of the parks first female rangers; Aymar, a poacher-turned-ranger; and Njembe, a boy who is pulled into the dangerous ranks of Sakombi's infamous rebels. This book explores the dizzying complexities of the region and finds hope through the inspired imagination of Malika."

32 review for Virunga: Africa's Oldest National Park

  1. 4 out of 5

    Liralen

    What a wonderfully complex look at life inside Virunga National Park. This is not a park for the casual sightseer -- that is, while tourism has its role, this is a forest of villages, refugees, poachers, and clashes between rangers and rebels and soldiers. Wisely, the perspective is not limited to what eleven-year-old Malika experiences -- it would be an interesting book if all it did was document her life as a refugee, but by bringing in other plotlines we get a grasp of how much more is going o What a wonderfully complex look at life inside Virunga National Park. This is not a park for the casual sightseer -- that is, while tourism has its role, this is a forest of villages, refugees, poachers, and clashes between rangers and rebels and soldiers. Wisely, the perspective is not limited to what eleven-year-old Malika experiences -- it would be an interesting book if all it did was document her life as a refugee, but by bringing in other plotlines we get a grasp of how much more is going on in the depths of the forest. (As an aside, I read this and Radio Congo in the same week, and they touch on some of the same points about poaching and charcoal.) The art isn't my favourite style ever (although some of it turned out to be great to trace onto Post-It notes when I had a lull at work), but the characters are complicated; they come with backgrounds and histories that are not always fully explained but help drive their immediate stories. I'd love to see more books like this.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Stefani

    I'd had this graphic novel on my shelf forever, but recently watched the moving documentary also called "Virunga" that talked about a lot of the same issues as this book. The graphic novel sets a similar scene with many different characters: park rangers, refugees, various militia groups, wildlife in the park, etc. showing the complexity of the conflicts over resources, money, and people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. I'm also just impressed that this was completed by college students; I'd had this graphic novel on my shelf forever, but recently watched the moving documentary also called "Virunga" that talked about a lot of the same issues as this book. The graphic novel sets a similar scene with many different characters: park rangers, refugees, various militia groups, wildlife in the park, etc. showing the complexity of the conflicts over resources, money, and people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. I'm also just impressed that this was completed by college students; I remember going to the release party and hearing about how much work goes into creating something like this.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Edward Sullivan

    Seen through the eyes of Malika, an eleven-year-old refugee, rangers try to protect mountain gorillas in the midst of horrific warfare in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jeannie

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    Grown in Hawaii

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    Fritz Mad'Laine

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    Aaron

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    Erin Scott

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    Katherine Garcia

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    Emmaj

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    Lindsey

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    Melissa Mcavoy

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    Sarah

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    Evelyn Granahan

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    Janine Warrington

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    Vanessa

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    Aleksandra

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    Aaron

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    Peterela

  32. 5 out of 5

    Sune Borkfelt

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