In his early twenties in 1954 an adventurous young English landowner, recently married, was tempted to seek the location of a source of gold in a region of France’s poorest tropical African colony, in the vicinity of the site chosen for his leper colony by the then globally celebrated humanitarian Albert Schweitzer. The enterprise would come to rip apart the young man’s life.
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