Published: 11 April 2002
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 144 pages
In the first half of the twentieth centruy, European writers plunged into the stony, baking expanse of the Sahara, drawn by their own strange dreams. What did they hope to find? And what was really there?
In Desert Divers - part travel book, part literary history and part confession - Sven Lindqvist follows their paths into the Sahara and drags to the surface the history of colonial slaughter and exploitation that enabled Europeans to conduct their one-sided affair with the desert.