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Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

(Pennsylvania State University Electronic Classics 2001, originally published 1902) Heart of Darkness is a short, yet influential book, used as the basis for Coppola’s film Apocalypse Now, but at the time was one of the publications which drew attention to … Continue reading

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‘Trade Wind’ – M. M. Kaye

Unlike Kaye’s other historical novels (The Far Pavilions and Shadow of the Moon, both set in 19th century India), Trade Wind is set in the late 1850s in Zanzibar, off the coast of west Africa. Kaye warns the reader in … Continue reading

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The Shadow of the Sun – Ryszard Kapuscinski

This is a book about Africa, in all its variety and puzzling contradictions. For a European, Ryszard Kapuscinski manages to get into the African mindset very easily, and he writes with great compassion and understanding. The book is a series … Continue reading

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