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The Shadow of the Sun


'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 ... Show synopsis

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a masterpiece!

by Namron on Sep 17, 2009

Along with Imperium and Travels with Herodotus, this is one of Kapuscinski's best books. It's a panoramic book about Africa, full of characteristic insight and harrowing experiences. No one who reads this book will ever think about Africa as he or she has done before. And it is gripping throughout. More


Into Africa

by Banjo on Nov 13, 2008

Ryszard Kapuscinski was a Polish journalist who was given Africa as his beat after WWII.. He suffered appalling hardships and life threatening illness in his travels covering the various independence movements. He conveyed as no other writer apart from fellow Pole Joseph Conrad the torment and human ... More


What a find

by jessejames on Apr 3, 2007

Someone had suggested this book to me several years ago, but it somehow made it to the bottom of my pile. Then I recently read a review of another of the author's books and decided to pull this one out and give it a try. I can't believe I waited this long to read it. It is a fascinating portrait of ... More

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