This powerful book has haunted me for months
Anthony Sattin, Sunday Times
Sven Lindqvist is a brilliant and original writer as well as a fierce polemicist
Lindqvist's concise prose and detailed accounts of European acts of cruelty make for compelling, if horrifying reading ... Exterminate All the Brutes is bracing, instructive reading ... it will be widely read
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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.