This book follows the author on a personal journey into the Sahara and examination into the racist assumptions of those writers who have gone before him.
Taking as a metaphor the divers who cleaned out desert wells, Lindqvist drags to the surface the story of colonial slaughter and sexual exploitation which contaminate his boyhood idols.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Granta Books
- Publication Date: 11/04/2002
- Category: Travel writing
- ISBN: 9781862075078