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"The Dead Do Not Die"; "Exterminate All the Brutes"; and Terra Nullius

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Sven Lindqvist is one of our most original writers on race, colonialism, and genocide, and his signature approach—uniting travelogues with powerful acts of historical excavation—renders his books devastating and unforgettable.

Now, for the first time, Lindqvist’s most beloved works are available in one beautiful and affordable volume with a new introduction by Adam Hochschi
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Paperback, 432 pages
Published June 3rd 2014 by The New Press
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Shilpa Rao
May 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This should be made compulsory reading globally in schools. Maybe learning about our roots, and the history of genocide will teach us compassion towards each other and respect for cultures.
Randall Wallace
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sven Linquist expertly covers the history of the subjugation of the native African and Australian people by white colonialists in this new single volume of his two prior works – “Terra Nullius” (Australia) and “Exterminate All the Brutes” (Africa).

Terra Nullius (Empty Space) refers to how Australians (and Americans) choose to refer to the land they wished to steal in order to more easily exterminate the native populace that inconveniently had been “sitting” on land wanted by the invading whites
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Michael Kollen
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sven Lindqvist's "Exterminate All the Brutes" takes an unabashed look at the colonial undertones "Heart of Darkness" pulling back the veil between fiction and reality. The translation of his original work translates well for the English reader, and is a must-read for anyone coming to an understanding of genocide, colonial exploitation and literature.
Anne B
Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book -- actually two, one on racism and genocide worldwide, the other on white colonial rule in Australia -- is a terrific work of research and conscience. The author goes to the places his ancestors (and mine) have scarred, and reports what he learns, without drama or excuses. He's an unflinching storyteller, and a very good one.

Lindqvist is also the first writer I've read who has attempted a protocol for making amends to the descendants of those our ancestors enslaved, abused, and killed.
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Dr. Sven Lindqvist was a Swedish author of mostly non-fiction.

He held a PhD in History of literature from Stockholm University (his thesis, in 1966, was on Vilhelm Ekelund) and a 1979 honorary doctorate from Uppsala University. In 1960–1961, he worked as cultural attaché at the Swedish embassy in Beijing, China. From 1956–86 he was married to Cecilia Lindqvist, with whom he had two children. He wa
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