The Dreams of Men, The Germs of Empires

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Abby Zimet

Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad's seminal tale of colonial greed and madness, has been re-imagined as a graphic
novel. Given Iraq, Afghanistan, the enduring chaos of Congo, the
presence of U.S. forces around the globe, our ongoing sense of entitlement and "creeping colonial
amnesia," says artist Catherine Anyango, the story of Kurtz gone mad is more relevant than ever. With beautiful, intricate, apt pencil drawings that highlight the themes of light and dark.

"Exterminate all the brutes." - the ivory trader Kurtz

Joseph Conrad

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