Congo Song

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White Circle #532, 1952

An amoral woman, an outpost in the Congo, the imminence of war and a captive gorilla

From the back:

Alone in a society of men, Olga le Blanc is occupied by her lovers, her tame gorilla, and her own good looks; around her nine men revolve — husband or ]overs, friend or enemy. The scene is the Congo, where, above the steaming jungles, rise great mountains, volcanic snow-capped. Against this fantastic background, there is played a drama of life and death, of sex, of war, of spy and counterspy, and of love. The sophistication of the over-civilized is set in sharp counterpoint to tropic lust and savagery, as men, stripped to essentials, are flung together in conflict by the outbreak of war thousands of miles away. Congo Song is Olga’s story. You’ll never forget her — she is the women all woman hate and all women want
to be.

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2 thoughts on “Congo Song”

  1. Adam-and-Eve first cover art by York Wilson (Canadian artist, late 1940s, 1945 edition and same cover for the 1952 Collins new edition).

  2. Although the cover does suggest all things the back blurb portrays: the jungle, the men, the amoral woman and her tame gorilla (I love the touch of what appears to be a German Army forage cap on the gorilla and his lascivious grin) I wonder what Stuart Cloete REALLY thought about this colourful but totally outrageous cover…but wait!! He’s only the author, who cares what HE thinks!?

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