"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


appearances can be deceiving

This gorgeous book showed up in my stack of books-brought-from-library-storage (oh, yeah, I get to read books no one's checked out since 1943). It's a production of the Belgian Foreign Ministry during the colonial era. Too bad I already know so much about how bad Belgian rule of the Congo was. Although the naked African carrying a heavy load on his shoulders is pretty accurate...


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