King Leopold’s Coastal Vanity Project: Reflections on a Decolonised Guided Tour of Ostende

I disembark at Ostende station (left) one sunny but fresh Sunday morning in late Spring. The Belgian coastal city has been a source of fascination since Afropean’s own Johny Pitts recommended the documentary filmed here during the last days of Marvin Gaye’s life. The tragic soul man escaped to Ostende