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Another Day of Life (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback – 7 Jun 2001
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?Despite Kapuscinski's insistence that 'the image of war is not communicable.' He has done just that and done it very well. "Newsweek"
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Ryszard Kapuscinski is widely regarded as one of the twentieth century's preeminent journalists, demonstrating an almost mystical ability to discover the odd or overlooked and incorporating these sometimes surreal details into narratives that go beyond mere reportage and enter the realm of literature.
Another Day of Life" is Kapuscinski's dramatic account of the three months he spent in Angola at the beginning of its decades' long civil war. The capital, Luanda, is occupied only by those not fortunate enough to flee. When even the dogs abandoned by the Europeans leave, Kapuscinski decides to go to the front, where the wrong greeting could cost your life and where young soldiers-from Cuba, Russia, South Africa, Portugal-are fighting a war with global repercussions. With harrowing detail, Kapuscinski shows us the peculiar brutality of a country divided by its newfound freedom.
Translated from the Polish by William R. Brand and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Angola is rarely in the news (or of interest in the West, particularly since the end of the Cold War). It was mis-ruled by Portugal for three and a half centuries, and its principal export was slaves. This trade was so lucrative and prolific that the country is still under populated.Read more ›
He captures beautifully the city of Luanda and the sureality of its emptying of settlers in the face of decolonisation, the terror of road convoys through bloodily contested countryside, and ordinary rhythms of life that go on in the midst of cataclysm.
It is an extraordinary work of journalism, gripping as a thriller and moving as a tragedy. Beautiful.
Kapuaeiñski is a courageous man and writer. He flies in the opposite direction - arriving as others leave. In doing so he delivers a text that does not permit one to ignore the grubbiness of war. He keeps the balance of the political events rooted in the reality of vividly described individuals that walk with him through this book. After everything, he manages nevertheless to leave the reader with a sense of hope as he relates the small acts of humanity and determination for life which light up this frightening scene. A book I highly recommend.
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This is a well written account of the arrival of Independence (and with it, civil war) in Angola. It is a book of two sections. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Michelle Thompson
A remarkable book with the whole story on Richard Kapuchinsky's remarkable life! Almost finished
and lending it immediately to friends.
Such an evocative writer. I have read and loved all of Kapuscinski's books, and this is one of my favorites.Published on 27 Mar. 2015 by Globetrotter
This diary, as it is more or less a day-to-day narrative of what was happening in Angola in the dying days of the portuguese colonies, is amazing. Read morePublished on 11 Feb. 2015 by Serge Berthier
Absolutely riveting. Kapuscinski has such a wonderful eye for detail - brave, humane, humorous, poetic. I can't recommend this more highly.Published on 30 Jan. 2015 by EclecticMinx
Not the glamourous Journalist's expense account life, but an account of a man with a relentless curiosity, and a clear sense of the absurdity of most attempts to characterise... Read morePublished on 4 Sept. 2014 by A. J. Hammond
This excellent read really conveys how it feels to be in a war-torn African nation after the boat has sailed. Read morePublished on 20 Jun. 2014 by Mexile
Although Rwanda is now undergoing a remarkable resurgence many of us still try to understand what led to the horror that occured there. Read morePublished on 28 July 2013 by I,Hepple