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  • Another Day of Life
    Another Day of Life (English, Paperback) Ryszard Kapuscinski

    In 1975 Kapuscinski flew into Luanda in Angola, to cover the murderous civil war that had broken out after independence. This book is a record of his experiences there, of a city and a country that seemed, for a prolonged period, to have taken leave of the world, to enter a nightmare of anarchy.

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  • Travels with Herodotus
    Travels with Herodotus (English, Paperback) Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Records how the author set out on his first forays to India, China and Africa with the great Greek historian constantly in his pocket. The author sees Louis Armstrong in Khartoum, visits Dar-es-Salaam, arrives in Algiers in time for a coup when nothing seems to happen (but he sees the Mediterranean for the first time).

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  • The Shadow of the Sun
    The Shadow of the Sun (English, Paperback) Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Creates an account of post-colonial Africa seen at once as a whole and as a location that wholly defies generalised explanations. This book gives a sustained meditation on themosaic of peoples and practices we call 'Africa', and an impassioned attempt to come to terms with humanity itself as it struggles to escape from foreign domination.

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  • Imperium
    Imperium (Paperback) Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Features a report on the life and death of the Soviet superpower, from the entrance of Soviet troops into the author's hometown in Poland in 1939, through his journey across Siberia and the republics of Central Asia, to his wanderings over the vast Soviet lands in the years of the USSR's decline and disintegration in 1991.

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  • Shah of Shahs
    Shah of Shahs (English, Paperback) Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Depicting the final years of the Shah in Iran, this book offers a meditation on the nature of revolution and the devastating results of fear. It describes the tyrannical monarch, who, despite his cruel oppression of the Iranian people, sees himself as the father of a nation, who can turn a backward country into a great power.

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  • The Other
    The Other (English, Paperback) Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Offers a look at the Western idea of the Other - the non-European or non-American. Looking at this concept through the lens of the author's own encounters in Africa, Asia and Latin America, this title traces how the West has understood the Other from classical times to colonialism, from the age of enlightenment to the postmodern global village.

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  • The Soccer War
    The Soccer War (English, Paperback) Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Part diary and part reportage, The Soccer War is a remarkable chronicle of war in the late twentieth century. Between 1958 and 1980, working primarily for the Polish Press Agency, Kapuscinski covered twenty-seven revolutions and coups in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Here, with characteristic cogency and emotional immediacy, he recounts the stories behind his official press...

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  • The Emperor
    The Emperor (English, Paperback) Ryszard Kapuscinski

    After the deposition of Haile Selassie in 1974, which ended the ancient rule of the Abyssinian monarchy, Ryszard Kapuscinski travelled to Ethiopia and sought out surviving courtiers to tell their stories. This work depicts the lavish, corrupt world they had known - from the rituals, hierarchies and intrigues at court to the vagaries of a ruler.

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  • Shah of Shahs
    Shah of Shahs (English, Paperback) Ryszard Kapuscinski

    In Shah of Shahs Kapuscinski brings a mythographer's perspective and a novelist's virtuosity to bear on the overthrow of the last Shah of Iran, one of the most infamous of the United States' client-dictators, who resolved to transform his country into "a second America in a generation," only to be toppled virtually overnight. From his vantage point at the break-up of the old regime, Kapuscinski...

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  • Another Day of Life
    Another Day of Life (English, Paperback) Ryszard Kapuscinski

    In 1975, Angola was tumbling into pandemonium; everyone who could was packing crates, desperate to abandon the beleaguered colony. With his trademark bravura, Ryszard Kapuscinski went the other way, begging his was from Lisbon and comfort to Luanda?once famed as Africa's Rio de Janeiro?and chaos.Angola, a slave colony later given over to mining and plantations, was a promised land for generations...

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  • I Wrote Stone: The Selected Poetry of Ryszard Kapuscinski
    I Wrote Stone: The Selected Poetry of Ryszard Kapuscinski (English, Paperback) Ryszard Kapuscinski

    The best of Kapuscinski's published poems, offered for the first time in English.

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  • Travels with Herodotus
    Travels with Herodotus (English, Paperback) Ryszard Kapuscinski

    A Polish journalist describes his earliest odysseys into the world beyond the Iron Curtain, detailing his journeys of discovery to China, India, Iran, Africa, and beyond, accompanied by a volume of Herodotus, a gift from his first boss.

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  • Le Shah
    Le Shah (French, Paperback) Ryszard Kapuscinski $15.69
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  • Ebene
    Ebene (French, Paperback) Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Literatura popularna w jezyku francuskim przeznaczona do utrwalania nauki jezyka.

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  • Imperium
    Imperium (German, Hardback) Ryszard Kapuscinski $29.97
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  • Il n'y aura pas de paradis (French, Paperback) Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Literatura popularna w jezyku francuskim przeznaczona do utrwalania nauki jezyka.

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  • König der Könige
    König der Könige (German, Hardback) Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Eine Parabel der Macht

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  • El imperio
    El imperio (Spanish, Paperback) Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Kapuscinski nos cuenta el derrumbe de este imperio con el

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  • Lost White Tribes
    Lost White Tribes (Paperback) Riccardo Orizio

    Deals with different tribes that are decreasing in number, many on the verge of extinction, fighting to survive in countries that alienate them because of the colour of their skin. This title investigates such tribes as: the Blancs Matignon of Guadeloupe; the Burghers of Sri Lanka; and the Poles of Haiti.

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  • Stelle nere (Italian, Paperback) Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Otto reportage giovanili e inediti, concisi ed estremamente vivaci, che ruotano intorno alle due "stelle nere" dell'epoca: Kwame Nkrumah (Ghana) e Patrice Lumumba (Congo-Zaire). Chinua Achebe, famoso scrittore africano recentemente scomparso, diceva che, finch

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