African Apocalypse

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This is a review of Rob Lemkin's film, 'Africa Apocalypse', which follows the poet and activist, Femi Nylander, on a journey through Niger. The film is constructed as a response to Marlow's experiences in the Congo in 'Heart of Darkness', which provides an explicit intertext. It follows in the footsteps of another Kurtz-like figure, Captain Paul Voulet, and exposes the massacres he perpetrated and their continuing traumatic impact.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24
Number of pages1
JournalJoseph Conrad Today
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2020


  • Joseph Conrad
  • Heart of Darkness
  • Rob Lemkin
  • Femi Nylander
  • Africa
  • Niger
  • Paul Voulet
  • Massacres
  • trauma

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