I‘d flown back into Gatwick airport on a usual red-eye charter. A slimy morning sunlight was crawling over the docked night aircraft as I stepped along glass-walled walkways. It was at the Village Inn that I first hooked up with Eisin Park who was to change my life. Like me he was alone, like me, …
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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.