The now infamous memoir, In Congo’s Shadow by Scottish actress Louise Linton, is no longer for sale. According to a statement last Wednesday by the Telegraph, which published an excerpt of the book this month, Linton has pulled the book from Amazon where it was self-published earlier this year.
The British newspaper also took down its excerpt and issued an apology:
In the light of the concerns raised by readers, the Telegraph has withdrawn the article from its website and apologises for any misleading impression that may have been given. The author also announced that she had agreed to remove the book from sale and give the profits to charity, and issued an apology for the offence caused.
Readers from the African continent, including Zambia, and around the world panned Linton’s account as a demeaning, inaccurate “jungle narrative” that misrepresents one of Africa’s most stable countries.