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In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz

Living on the Brink of Disaster in the Congo

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In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz by Michela Wrong
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Mr Kurtz, the colonial white master, brought evil to the remote upper reaches of the Congo River. A century after Conrad's Heart of Darkness was first published, Michela Wrong revisits the Congo during the turbulent era of Mobutu Sese Seko. From the heart of Africa comes grotesque confusion: pink-lipsticked rebel soldiers mingle with track-suited secret policemen in hotels where fin de siecle dinner parties are ploughing through vintage wines rather than leave them to the new regime. Congo, the African country richest in natural resources, has institutionalised kleptomania. Everyone is one the take. Someone has even swiped one of the uranium rods from the country's only nuclear reactor. Having presided over unprecedented looting of the country's wealth, Mobutu, like Kurtz, retreated deep within the jungle to his palace of marble floors and gold taps. A hundred years on and nothing has changed.

Author Biography

Michela Wrong has been a foreign correspondent since joining Reuters after University and has worked extensively in Africa for the BBC and has also worked for the Sunday Times. She now writes for the Financial Times.
Release date NZ
December 9th, 2000
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
16 b/w plates (8pp)
Imprint
Fourth Estate Ltd
Pages
336
Dimensions
129x198x23
ISBN-13
9781841154220
Product ID
1688071

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