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The Shadow of the Sun (Vintage International)

Book Specification

Binding Paperback
Language English
Number Of Pages 336
Author Ryszard Kapuscinski
Publisher Vintage
Isbn-10 0679779078
Isbn-13 9780679779070
Dimension 13.11*1.8*20.27

The Shadow of the Sun (Vintage International)

Ryszard Kapuscinski's The Shadow of the Sun (Vintage International)

In 1957, Ryszard Kapuscinski 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, Kapuscinski has crisscrossed vast distances pursuing the swift, and often violent, Events that followed liberation. Kapuscinski 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. Kapuscinski'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.

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Why you should read The Shadow of the Sun (Vintage International) by Ryszard Kapuscinski

This book has been written by Ryszard Kapuscinski, who has written books like An Advertisement for Toothpaste (Penguin Modern),Shahon Ka Shah,The Shadow of the Sun: My African Life,Another Day of Life (Penguin Modern Classics),The Emperor (Penguin Modern Classics). The books are written in Journalism,Short Stories,Biographies & Autobiographies category. This book is read by people who are interested in reading books in category : History. So, if you want to explore books similar to This book, you must read and buy this book.

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Excellent 11 hours
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