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The shadow of the sun

Author: Ryszard Kapuściński; Klara Glowczewska
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Vintage International editionView all editions and formats
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Kapuściński, a Polish reporter, writes about his experiences in Africa during the latter half of the 20th century.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Ryszard Kapuściński; Ryszard Kapuściński; Ryszard Kapuściński
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ryszard Kapuściński; Klara Glowczewska
ISBN: 0679779078 9780679779070
OCLC Number: 49929741
Language Note: Text in English translated from the Polish.
Notes: "Originally published in Poland as Heban by Czytelnik, Warsaw, in 1998. Copyright ©1998 by Ryszard Kapuściński. This translation was published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, in 2001. . . ." -- Title page verso
Description: 325 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Heban.
Responsibility: Ryszard Kapuściński ; translated from the Polish by Klara Glowczewska.

Abstract:

Kapuściński, a Polish reporter, writes about his experiences in Africa during the latter half of the 20th century.

"In 1957, Ryszard Kapuściński arrived in Africa to witness the beginning of the end of colonial rule as the first African correspondent of Poland's state newspaper. From the early days of independence in Ghana to the ongoing ethnic genocide in Rwanda, Kapuściński has crisscrossed vast distances pursuing the swift, and often violent, events that followed liberation. Kapuściński hitchhikes with caravans, wanders the Sahara with nomads, and lives in the poverty-stricken slums of Nigeria. He wrestles a king cobra to the death and suffers through a bout of malaria. What emerges is an extraordinary depiction of Africa--not as a group of nations or geographic locations--but as a vibrant and frequently joyous montage of peoples, cultures, and encounters. Kapuściński's trenchant observations, wry analysis and overwhelming humanity paint a remarkable portrait of the continent and its people. His unorthodox approach and profound respect for the people he meets challenge conventional understandings of the modern problems faced by Africa at the dawn of the twenty-first century." -- Publisher's description

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