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Yet, without people like him, people like us would never know what goes on these far corners of the world. What touched me most about the book is that he speaks quite eloquently about the excesses of the industrialized world in sharp contrast to places where life is so vastly expendable that possessions have no meaning. The book is a great reminder that those of us born in America or elsewhere in the first world have indeed won the golden lottery ticket How else can you explain the inequalities of suffering throughout the world? It is a mixture of reportage, biography and reflection.
The writing is bittersweet without being sentimental and the tone is moral but not preachy. Kapuscinski had unparalleled access to some of the most important events of the mid to late 20th Century, this came as a result of him being one of the only journalists from the Eastern Bloc to be allowed into parts of Africa and Latin America, and to witness first-hand an era of sweepi This book holds a mirror to the life of one who has seen it all. Kapuscinski had unparalleled access to some of the most important events of the mid to late 20th Century, this came as a result of him being one of the only journalists from the Eastern Bloc to be allowed into parts of Africa and Latin America, and to witness first-hand an era of sweeping change and political turmoil.
The main success of the book is the ability to convey moments of instant History, it seems like he is writing exactly as History is unfolding which makes it both interesting and exciting. The quick short sections of the book leave you trying to catch breath as another coup d'etat takes shape and another Dictator is deposed. Anybody wanting to scratch below the surface of the end of the Colonial Era, African Nationhood and the rise of Nationalist movements in the Third World should read this book.
Despite being a History book or at least a Memoir, the book is still relevant to contemporary issues in Africa and Central America. I haven't been even halfway through the book when I realised that I started avoiding it It was not a travel with Herodotus, it was a notebook or rather a scrapbook of "been there, done that".
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There was no soul in the storytelling. It was a telegraph of informa I haven't been even halfway through the book when I realised that I started avoiding it It was a telegraph of information that I can find on Wikipedia. And the pieces of the stories didn't match with each other, there was no common point in all the book The only part I loved was the story of "the book that will never be written etc".
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I'd love to see it put in a movie, or written as a novel in some kind of "The Rum Diary" style! And the soccer war between Salvador and Honduras? I don't know if it took 10 pages of the whole book. I don't even get why the book started in Africa and finished in Cyprus. Kapucinski has more amazing stories than perhaps anyone I have ever read. For all the conflicts and wars he has pursued and reported on over the years and over the globe it is a miracle that he is alive at all to write them.
It is especially lucky for us, as readers, as his style of looking beyond the battle at hand and bringing us stories that tell the bigger picture: Through him we are able to see the a truer picture and come to a better understanding of the forces at play. In this book of stories we travel from the Congo to Central America, from the Soviet empire to India. In each we are introduced to new characters living through what are to us reports from an unknown hell happening far away.
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Illuminating and superbly written. A gift to literature. Kapuscinksi turns his journalism into a book. Unlike most versions of this, he doesn't just tell a story in long-form or give an expanded view on what was happening in a given place over time. Instead, he follows the path of his own career -- which has no consistent arch in terms of what he was covering not geographic, only sometimes thematic.
This might sound strange, maybe egocentric, but it's not. Rather than covering "Revolutions in Africa" he writes about the bit of revolution he saw in a Kapuscinksi turns his journalism into a book.
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Rather than covering "Revolutions in Africa" he writes about the bit of revolution he saw in a couple of African countries, then jumps to Central America because his agency deployed him there. Kapuscinkski doesn't have a big thesis, he's just writing about "some things that happened in the world over a bunch of years. Najpierw o samym wydaniu. In a series of dispatches from war zones during the 60s and 70s, Kapuscinski provides colorful descriptions from his experiences as a journalist. By focusing on very specific incidents, readers are given a peek into the challenges, dangers and absurdities that he faced while trying to capture the stories of human atrocities around the globe.
His writing does not delve far into the political or historical context of each war; that is not his goal. Rather, he shares very personal experiences and o In a series of dispatches from war zones during the 60s and 70s, Kapuscinski provides colorful descriptions from his experiences as a journalist.