Naomi Alderman: Ivory
Artangel presents a new story by writer Naomi Alderman, which takes one of the most puzzling characters in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and tries to bring her to life. But who is Kurtz’s so-called “savage and superb” woman? And isn’t such a task completely unfeasible or, worse still, artistically dubious? Ivory was written and recorded following a night amidst the Conradian furnishings of A Room for London.
Listen to a reading of Naomi Alderman’s story Ivory, voices Manjinder Virk and Naomi Alderman, by clicking on the player above.
You can also download it by right-clicking on this link and choosing ‘Save target as’ or ‘Save link as’ from the menu.
Download the Epub of Ivory by right-clicking on this link and choosing ‘save target or ‘save link as’ from the menu.
To read an on-screen text version you can go to http://aroomforlondon.co.uk/hearts-of-darkness/oct-2012-naomi-alderman
Naomi Alderman is an award-winning novelist and games writer based in London. Her third novel, The Liars’ Gospel, was released by Penguin in August 2012.
A Room for London is a collaboration between Living Architecture and Artangel, in association with Southbank Centre and the London 2012 Festival. It was designed by David Kohn Architects in collaboration with the artist Fiona Banner. To hear them describe the project, click here.
To explore other works in the Hearts of Darkness series, including from musician Imogen Heap, visit this page.