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Heart of Darkness

There is something magical about Joseph Conrad’s writing – enrapturing, eloquent, filled with spirit and yearning. Full of humanity; lost people in lost places doing terrible and wonderful things. And “Heart of Darkness”? His arguably most famous work – written … Continue reading

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Dr. Denis Mukwege

Eastern Congo; it’s Africa’s own Africa and the Kivu capitals of Goma and Bukavu its dual-beating heart. Those who know, well they know; alas for those who don’t, it’s hard to explain. Two messy, shaken and tragic cities beautiful as … Continue reading

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This is Still Africa

An old hotel – the venue for our clandestine meeting. Owned by one of Mobutu’s generals; villas with two rooms, a small bedroom licked with candles beside a sitting and dining room lit by a fireplace. Old furniture, too imposing … Continue reading

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