Another Day of Life

Another Day of Life

Ryszard Kapuscinski

In 1975, Angola was once tumbling into pandemonium; each person who may was once packing crates, wanting to abandon the beleaguered colony. along with his trademark bravura, Ryszard Kapuscinski went the opposite direction, begging his used to be from Lisbon and luxury to Luanda--once famed as Africa's Rio de Janeiro--and chaos.

Angola, a slave colony later given over to mining and plantations, was once a promised land for generations of bad Portuguese. It had belonged to Portugal due to the fact earlier than there have been English-speakers in North the USA. After the cave in of the fascist dictatorship in Portugal in 1974, Angola used to be brusquely separate from, spurring the disaster of a still-ongoing civil battle. Kapuscinski plunged correct into the center of the drama, using previous hundreds of thousands of haphazardly positioned check-points, the place utilizing the incorrect shibboleth used to be a question of lifestyles and demise; recording his impressions of the younger soldiers--from Cuba, Angola, South Africa, Portugal--fighting a nebulous conflict with worldwide repercussions; and studying the abnormal brutality of a rustic shocked and divided via its newfound freedom.

Translated from the Polish through William R. model and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand.


Ryszard Kapuscinski, Poland's so much celebrated international correspondent, used to be born in 1932. After graduating with a level in background from Warsaw college, he was once despatched to India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan to document for the Polish information, which all started his lifelong fascination with the 3rd international. in the course of his 4 decads reporting on Asia, Latin the USA, and Africa, he befriended Che Guevara, Salvador Allende, and Patrice Lumumba; witnessed twenty-seven coups and revolutions; and used to be sentenced to loss of life 4 times.

His past books--Shah of Shahs (about the Iranian Revolution), The Emperor (about the autumn of Ethiopia's Haile Selassie), Imperium (about the autumn of the Soviet Union), one other Day of lifestyles (about the final days of Portuguese Angola), and The football struggle (a compendium of reportage from the 3rd World)--have been translated into nineteen languages. He died on Jan. 23, 2007.

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