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The Shadow of the Sun: My African Life
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Ryszard Kapuscinski
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The Shadow of the Sun: My African Life

Ryszard Kapuscinski



Reportage & collected journalism;
African history;
Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000


336 pages

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Only with the greatest of simplifications, for the sake of convenience, can we say Africa. In reality, except as a geographical term, Africa doesn't exist . Ryszard Kapuscinski has been writing about the people of Africa throughout his career. In a study that avoids the official routes, palaces and big politics, he sets out to create an account of post-colonial Africa seen at once as a whole and as a location that wholly defies generalised explanations. It is both 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, from the intoxications of freedom, from war and from politics as theft.

By:   Ryszard Kapuscinski
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   export ed
Dimensions:   Height: 181mm,  Width: 111mm, 
ISBN:   9780141037707
ISBN 10:   0141037709
Series:   Popular Penguins
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   September 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

* 'One of the great writers of our time.' - Scotsman

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