Another Day of Life

Another Day of Life

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'This is a very personal book, about being alone and lost'. In 1975 Kapuscinski's employers sent him to Angola to cover the civil war that had broken out after independence. For months he watched as Luanda and then the rest of the country collapsed into a civil war that was in the author's words 'sloppy, dogged and cruel'. In his account, Kapuscinski demonstrates an extraordinary capacity to describe and to explain the individual meaning of grand political abstractions.

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 12mm | 117.94g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
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  • 014118678X
  • 9780141186788
  • 40,605

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?Despite Kapuscinski's insistence that 'the image of war is not communicable.' He has done just that and done it very well. "Newsweek"

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Ryszard Kapuscinski is widely regarded as one of the twentieth century's preeminent journalists, demonstrating an almost mystical ability to discover the odd or overlooked and incorporating these sometimes surreal details into narratives that go beyond mere reportage and enter the realm of literature. Another Day of Life" is Kapuscinski's dramatic account of the three months he spent in Angola at the beginning of its decades' long civil war. The capital, Luanda, is occupied only by those not fortunate enough to flee. When even the dogs abandoned by the Europeans leave, Kapuscinski decides to go to the front, where the wrong greeting could cost your life and where young soldiers-from Cuba, Russia, South Africa, Portugal-are fighting a war with global repercussions. With harrowing detail, Kapuscinski shows us the peculiar brutality of a country divided by its newfound freedom. Translated from the Polish by William R. Brand and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand.

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About Ryszard Kapuscinski

Ryszard Kapuscinski was a renowned journalist and writer whose previous books include The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat (which Salman Rushdie called 'an unforgettable, fiercely comic, and finally compassionate book'), The Shadow of the Sun, Shah of Shahs, Imperium and The Soccer War. Allen Lane also publish his last book Travels With Herodotus. He died in January 2007.

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