A History of Genocide: "Exterminate All the Brutes" and Terra Nullius

Lindqvist, Sven

| 2014

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Sven Lindqvist is one of our most original writers on race, colonialism, and genocide, and his signature approach--uniting travelogues with powerful acts of historical excavation--renders his books devastating and unforgettable. Now, for the first time, Lindqvist's most beloved works are available in one beautiful and affordable volume with a new introduction by Adam Hochschild. "The Dead Do Not Die" includes the full unabridged text of ""Exterminate All the Brutes,"" called "a book of stunning range and near genius" by David Levering Lewis. In this work, Lindqvist uses Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" as a point of departure for a haunting tour through the colonial past, retracing the steps of Europeans in Africa from the late eighteenth century onward and thus exposing the roots of genocide via his own journey through the Saharan desert. The full text of "Terra Nullius" is also included,...

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