A book which paints a whole life from an entirely unexpected angle, and paints it beautifully, cleverly, true
A concise, modern and thought-provoking vignette of one man and his physicality
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Sven Lindqvist on Granta.com
Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition
Obsessed with a single line from Conrad’s The Heart of Darkness – Kurtz’s injunction to ‘Exterminate All the Brutes’ – Sven Lindqvist set out across Central Africa, and wrote a book that revealed precisely what Europe’s imperial powers had exacted on Africa’s people over the course of the preceding two centuries.