MISTAH KURTZ! REVIEWED BY PIPPA TANDY

Artist and writer Pippa Tandy reviewed Mistah Kurtz! Read her thoughtful and perceptive review in full HERE. This is an extract:

“The best way I can describe Mistah Kurtz! is as a critical intervention, an appraisal and an amplification of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. The ‘unspeakable’ is spoken in a manner that reminds us of the murderous European corruption and complicity that Conrad could not fully name. His reticence, and that of his implied readers allowed the novel to be read as allegory for over half a century. From ivory to uranium, from rubber to the murder of Lumumba and beyond to ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’, Heart of Darkness was about ‘the darkness of the human soul’, ‘a journey into the unconscious,’ ‘a myth of death and renewal’.”