Category Archives: cannibalism

We dare not judge

Kuru, Dalrymple explains, is

a neurodegenerative disease that occurred among the Fore tribe of New Guinea.

It is contracted by

eating the brains of one’s deceased relatives, a funerary custom among the tribe.

Dalrymple comments:

Chacun à son goût.

Dark days

In Africa one is grateful, writes Dalrymple,

for a president who, however dictatorial, does not eat his opponents.

Who or what is to blame for the continent’s lamentable state of affairs? Some blame the multinationals, but, says Dalrymple,

if there is one thing worse than being exploited by a multinational, it is not being exploited by a multinational.


Jean-Bédel Bokassa: large appetite