In the first half of the twentieth century, 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, part confession - Sven Lindqvist follows the paths of the early twentieth century Europeans 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.
Sven Lindqvist was born in 1932 in Stockholm, where he still lives. He has travelled extensively throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America, and is the author of 30 books, including the acclaimed Exterminate All the Brutes and A History of Bombing.
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