'Exterminate All The Brutes' (häftad)
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Granta Books
172 x 161 x 11 mm
200 g

'Exterminate All The Brutes'

One Man's Odyssey Into The Heart Of Darkness And The Origins Of European Genocide

Häftad,  Engelska, 2018-10-04
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The classic investigation - inspiration for a major HBO series - revealing the true horror of Europe's racist colonial past in Africa. Over a quarter of a century ago historian Sven Lindqvist set out across Central Africa. Obsessed with a single line from Conrad's The Heart of Darkness - Kurtz's injunction to 'Exterminate All the Brutes' - he combined an account of his experiences with a profound historical investigation, revealing precisely what Europe's imperial powers had exacted on Africa's peoples over the course of the preceding two centuries. Shocking, humane, imaginative and deeply moral, Exterminate All the Brutes stands as timeless classic of historical investigation. It is essential reading for anybody seeking to face up to the brutal, genocidal, racist history on which Europe built its wealth. 'Powerful' Sunday Times 'Exemplary' Independent 'Important' Guardian
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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 -- John Berger This powerful book has haunted me for months * Sunday Times * Sven Lindqvist [was] one of the most original and imaginative authors working at the end of the twentieth century. Together with Bruce Chatwin and Claudio Magris, he has pioneered a genre where to travel in space is also to travel in time. -- Richard Gott Exemplary * Independent * This book should be school curriculum material * New Internationalist *

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Sven Lindqvist (1932-2019) was born in Stockholm, and travelled extensively through Asia, Africa and Latin America. He was the author of thirty books, including A History of Bombing, Desert Divers, which was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, and Exterminate All the Brutes, which formed the basis of a major HBO four-part documentary series by Academy Award-nominated writer and director Raoul Peck.