The Horror of Darkness: A review of the novel ‘Heart of Darkness”

In 1975, when Chinua Achebe accused Joseph Conrad as a ‘bloody racist’ and harshly deprecated the image of Africa as portrayed in the latter’s magnum opus ‘Heart of Darkness’, the litany of the controversies around the book got a little longer. The novel had been already subject to various and often quite starkly conflicting interpretations; …

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