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Ryan Gosling Shares His Stories From the Congo in New Book

Ryan Gosling Shares His Stories From the Congo in New Book

Ryan Gosling poses for a photo with Fidel Bafilemba, Chouchou Namegabe, and John Prendergast while attending a discussion and signing for “Congo Stories” on Monday (December 10) at the library in West Hollywood, Calif.

John and Fidel wrote the book together and it features photographs taken by Ryan. The book reveals “the way in which the people and resources of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been used throughout the last five centuries to build, develop, advance, and safeguard the United States and Europe.”

Ryan said his photos capture the “small but really clear expressions of hope” people demonstrated.

“A girl getting dressed and walking to school. Or a kid dressing up like Spider-Man. Or a woman bringing home newborn twins,” he said. “Even a young man sort of cleaning his white sneakers before going out to hang out with his friends. There was this theme of hope … this refusal to be broken.”

You can buy the book now on Amazon or other placed where books are sold.

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