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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
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The book covers many themes including colonization and what it means to be civilized. But the book mostly dehumanizes Africa and Africans. Overall a dark view of colonization and its dehumanization of groups and their achievements because of the perceived superiority of the invading race. But the book is honest insofar as it acknowledges that the colonists agenda was to raid the continent with the undertone of civilizing them. Kurt then is the extreme colonist who is both able to get the most ivory but also able to "civilize" the people he comes in touch with but he does it in a burtal way. This extremity is perceived as bad by the other colonists.
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March 6, 2011 – Shelved
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April 14, 2015 – Finished Reading

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