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The Shadow of the Sun

By Ryszard Kapuściński

Ryszard Kapuscinski arrived in Africa in 1957, at the beginning of the end of colonial rule––the “sometimes dramatic and painful, sometimes enjoyable and jubilant” rebirth of a continent. The Shadow of the Sun sums up the author’s experiences (“the record of a forty-year marriage”) in this place that became the central obsession of his remarkable career.

From the hopeful years of independence through the bloodcurdling disintegration of nations such as Nigeria, Liberia, Rwanda, and Angola, Kapuscinski recounts great social and political changes as seen through the prism of the ordinary African. He looks at the rough-and-ready physical world and identifies the true geography of Africa––a little-understood spiritual universe, an African way of being. And he offers a moving portrait of Africa in the wake of two epoch-making changes: the arrival of AIDS and the definitive departure of the white man.

Kapuscinski’s rare humanity invests his subject with a dignity and grandeur unmatched by any other writer on the Third World, and his unique ability to discern the universal in the particular has never been more powerfully displayed than in this work. The Shadow of the Sun is a masterpiece from a modern master.

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Format: Book
Author: Kapuściński, Ryszard
Title: The shadow of the sun / Ryszard Kapuściński ; translated from the Polish by Klara Glowczewska.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2001.
Subject: Kapuściński, Ryszard -- Travel -- Africa. Africa -- Description and travel Africa -- History -- 1960- Africa -- Politics and government -- 1960- Africa -- Social conditions -- 1960-
Isbn: 0679454918 0676973744 (bound)
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Call Number: 960.32 Kap
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Bib Id: 163298

Format: Book
Author: Kapuściński, Ryszard
Title: The shadow of the sun / Ryszard Kapuściński ; translated from the Polish by Klara Glowczewska.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2001.
Description: 325 p. ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Kapuściński, Ryszard -- Travel -- Africa.
Subjects: Africa -- Description and travel
Subjects: Africa -- History -- 1960-
Subjects: Africa -- Politics and government -- 1960-
Subjects: Africa -- Social conditions -- 1960-
Other Author: Glowczewska, Klara
Other Title: Heban. English
Notes: "Originally published in Poland as Heban by, Czytelnik, Warsaw, in 1988"--T.p. verso.
LCCN: 2001088076
ISBN: 0679454918
ISBN: 0676973744 (bound)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 960.32 Kap