This book is important ... we, our rulers, and their stooges should read it ... it contains a message for our future
Nicholas Lezard, Guardian
Here is a book which has come out of risk and years of thought
This powerful book has haunted me for months
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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.