Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness: Graphic Novel

I have previously mentioned the graphic novel version of Joseph Conrad’s ‘Heart of Darkness’ as illustrated by Catherine Anyango. It is published in the UK and hopefully will make it to the US in due course, and you can already order it on line from the UK. Anyone who thinks Conrad is dated might just recall that, with all the focus on 9/11, and without any real mention in the world’s media, 3.8 million Congolese have been killed since 1998. The Congo has never really recovered from the Belgian atrocities Conrad covered in his book, and so they are still dying there by the million. The heart of darkness indeed and still driven by exploiting the minerals and other wealth of the place: damned indeed. Here is Catherine’s website on the book, with some of her stunningly dark illustrations:

This is Catherine:


About creativeconflictwisdom

I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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