After Us the Flood

Mineke Schipper

After Us the Flood

Since the beginning of time people have told stories about how the world will end. If the world had a beginning it will surely also have an end. Floods, fire, gods wiping humans off the face of the earth because of over-crowding, bad behaviour by us humans, arguments between gods…

Looking at various cultures from around the world Mineke tells us these apocalyptic stories. Many common themes occur and the way the ancients envisaged our demise has eerie echoes today. From a story-teller and cultural anthropologist at the height of her powers, comes this fascinating book.


  • Prometheus NL
  • Sefsafa Egypt

Material: Dutch edition (171pp), English sample