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SIWA Monthly Book Club: “A HEART OF DARKNESS” by Joseph Conrad

Friday, July 14 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


This month we come up again with a timeless classic – ‘Heart of Darkness’. It is a story within a story. The novel begins with a group of passengers aboard a boat floating on the River Thames. One of them, Charlie Marlow, relates to his fellow seafarers an experience of his that took place on another river altogether—the Congo River in Africa, where he was appointed captain of a river steamer. He sets out for his journey in Africa optimistic of what he will find. 

Although his job was to transport ivory downriver, Marlow developed an interest in investing in an ivory procurement agent, Kurtz, who is also a government agent and has established himself as ‘God of natives’ . But Marlow suspects something else. What would it be?


Join the journey of captain Marlow in the interiors of African Jungles and also the interiors of the human psyche. What do you think is more dark?  Is there really a difference between ‘civilized people’ and ‘Savages’? Are there any parallels between ‘The greatest city on earth’ and ‘The darkest of Jungles.’ 


Come this July to know more and discuss the voyage of Captain Marlow, as he sets his sail in the direction of  colonized Africa. 


Event date & time: 2023.07.14. 10:30 – 12:00


Event host: Sejung Jang, bookclub@siwakorea.com 


Venue / meeting spot: Paris Croissant Hannam-dong , 서울 용산구 독서당로 78 (한남동) 청화빌딩

Naver map: http://naver.me/xaP7LmuL 


Nr of participants: no limit


Ticket price: free


Additional Information: BC events are exclusively for SIWA members. 


If you want to plan ahead, next month’s book is “THE STATE OF AFFAIRS” by Esther Perel.


Friday, July 14 2023
10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Sejung Jang


Paris Croissant: Hannam-dong
273-3 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, South Korea + Google Map