4 comments on “A Tragic Estuary Of Racism & Raucous : A Caucasian Father’s Love To A Half-Malay Daughter @ “Almayer’s Folly” By Joseph Conrad.

  1. he tale of a man’s inability to escape his self-delusion and the tragic results that ensue, Almayer’s Folly unfolds with the lush prose and keen psychological insights for which its author is renowned.

    Set in nineteenth-century Borneo, the novel recounts the brief rise and protracted fall of Kaspar Almayer, a Dutch merchant who has struggled for 25 years to practice his trade in the jungle. Only his daughter, Nina, brightens Almayer’s embittered marriage to a Malayan, and he dreams of their triumphant return to civilization — a fantasy undermined by Almayer’s own greed and prejudice…..

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