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Shadow of the Sun

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ISBN-10: 0679779078

ISBN-13: 9780679779070

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ryszard Kapuscinski

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/9/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.20" wide x 7.99" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Ryszard Kapuscinski was born in 1932. His books have been translated into 19 languages. He lives in Warsaw.