Exterminate All the Brutes: One Man's Odyssey into the Heart of Darkness and the Origins of European Genocide (paperback)
Product DescriptionBy Sven Lindqvist
Chosen as one of the New Internationalist's best books of the year, this book is a searching examination of Europe's dark history in Africa and the origins of genocide. Using Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness as his point of departure, Sven Lindqvist takes us on a haunting tour through the colonial past, interwoven with a modern-day travelogue. by retracing the steps of European explorers, missionaries, politicians, and historians in Africa from the late eighteenth century onward, the author exposes the roots of genocide in Africa via his own journey through the Saharan desert.