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Stylistically poor, interesting in parts
on 29 July 2007
This book is let down by the author's informal and highly idiosyncratic 'travel diary' narrative style. Also, it tends to dwell rather too much on his personal experiences travelling through Africa (I mean, do we really need to know about his benchpressing in an african gym?)If you are looking for a more robust study on european imperialism in africa, try 'King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism by Adam Hochschild - without doubt a much better and more powerfully-written book.