The Amazon Journal of Roger Casement
By: Angus Mitchell
Publication Date: March 1998
The Amazon Journal of Roger Casement by Angus Mitchell
British Consul Roger Casement was knighted in 1911 for his investigations into the genocide of trival peoples in the Congo Free State and Amazon rainforest. Five years later he was hanged for hils role in Ireland’s Easter Rising.
The publication of The Amazon Journal of Roger Casement explodes the myth of the controversial and sexual explicit “Black Diaries” which played a leading role in his downfall, raising disturbing questions about his staged trial, the assassination of his character and subsequent execution that will resound to the very depths of Anglo-Irish history.
“He could tell you things! Things I’ve tried to forget; thing I never did know.” – Joseph Conrad
“His was a heroic nature. I should like to write upon him subtly, so that his enemies would think I was with them till they finished my book and rose from reading it to call him a hero. He has the appeal of a broken archangel.” – T.E. Lawrence