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5.0 out of 5 stars
As It Is., 27 Mar. 2009
The first book i read by Ryszard Kapuscinski "THE SHADOW OF THE SUN" was without doubt the closest description of life in Africa written by a white man that i have read having spent ten years working there myself. He has taken his very astute sense of insight and observation to the old Soviet Union in "IMPERIUM", This is one part of the world i have never travelled in but when reading it , which i am still in the process of ,he manages to portray the vast scale and complexity of this old empire and the people who inhabit the various parts of it, Definitly worth five stars.