A polemical adventure in travel, criticism and autobiography, Desert Divers opens up a vast discursive territory. It is gripping from start to finish
A poem to the Sahara, and those whom it has obsessed; language as bare and hard as sand and gravel ... Sensational
Sven Lindqvist is one of the most original and imaginative authors working at the end of the twentieth century
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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.