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Ebenholts (1998)

av Ryszard Kapuściński

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In 1957, Ryszard Kapuscinski arrived in Africa to witness the beginning of the end of colonial rule as the first African correspondent of Poland's state newspaper. From the early days of independence in Ghana to the ongoing ethnic genocide in Rwanda, Kapuscinski has crisscrossed vast distances pursuing the swift, and often violent, events that followed liberation. Kapuscinski hitchhikes with caravans, wanders the Sahara with nomads, and lives in the poverty-stricken slums of Nigeria. He wrestles a king cobra to the death and suffers through a bout of malaria. What emerges is an extraordinary depiction of Africa--not as a group of nations or geographic locations--but as a vibrant and frequently joyous montage of peoples, cultures, and encounters. Kapuscinski's trenchant observations, wry analysis and overwhelming humanity paint a remarkable portrait of the continent and its people. His unorthodox approach and profound respect for the people he meets challenge conventional understandings of the modern problems faced by Africa at the dawn of the twenty-first century.… (mer)
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Quien muchos consideran el mejor reportero del siglo se sumerge en el continente africano, rehuyendo lugares comunes y estereotipos. Vive en las casas repletas de cucarachas de los más pobres, enferma de malaria cerebral, corre peligro de muerte a manos de un guerrillero, pero pese a todo no pierde su mirada lúcida y su voz de narrador para adentrar al lector en la compleja realidad de África, con las guerras, miseria e injusticia que atraviesan su historia y lastran su presente.
  MaEugenia | Aug 31, 2020 |
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  ScarpaOderzo | Apr 19, 2020 |
Viaggiatore curioso e acuto, Kapuscinski si cala nel continente africano e se ne lascia sommergere, rifuggendo tappe obbligate, stereotipi e luoghi comuni. Abita nelle case dei sobborghi più poveri, brulicanti di scarafaggi e schiacciate dal caldo, si ammala di tubercolosi e si fa curare negli ambulatori locali; rischia la morte per mano di un guerrigliero; ha paura e si dispera. Ma non rinuncia mai allo sguardo lucido e penetrante del reporter, all'affabulazione del narratore: che parlino di Amin Dada o della tragedia del Ruanda, di una giornata in un villaggio o della città di Lalibela, tassello dopo tassello le pagine di "Ebola" compongono il mosaico di un mondo carico di un'inquieta e violenta elettricità.
  kikka62 | Apr 2, 2020 |
I now realize that whatever I knew of Africa was a sham, and I will never truly comprehend the continent. What a talented writer. ( )
  carliwi | Sep 23, 2019 |
The author seemed to have been present at every major historical event in Africa in the latter half of the 20th century. Really pieced it together well. He was there in a broken down truck in the desert with little water, dodging snakes, or shivering with malaria. I started reading Dark Star Safari right after (and watched Blood Diamond, Last King of Scotland, and Hotel Rwanda) - Paul Theroux comes across like a namby pamby after this. This author told a badass adventure story (really no other word), but also effectively explained cultural norms all over the continent, strongly avoiding lumping everything into one "Africa". The 5-page introduction to Liberia and following chapter was my favorite. ( )
  pizzadj2 | May 27, 2019 |
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As literature, “The Shadow of the Sun” is in its way magnificent. As analysis, it can be strange. Mr Kapuscinski's account of Idi Amin's rule is inaccurate and his history of Rwanda is botched. Mysteriously, he travels from Djibouti to Gondar by way of Ndjamena: two sides of a huge triangle. Mr Kapuscinski tells it as it felt, rather than as it was, describing—sometimes, it seems, distastefully relishing—whatever is bizarre, humiliating, disgusting, exotic.
tillagd av Serviette | ändraThe Economist (Jun 28, 2001)
 
The word 'reportage' appears twice in the jacket endorsements of this fine narrative study of African events and people, of African conditions and geography, by Ryszard Kapuscinski. According to John le Carré, Kapuscinski is the 'conjurer extraordinary of modern reportage'. According to Michael Ignatieff, who is no slouch in the same department, he has raised reportage 'to the status of literature'.
tillagd av Serviette | ändraThe Guardian, Ian Jack (Jun 3, 2001)
 
He is lyrically succinct - in the stupor of noon a village was "like a submarine at the bottom of the ocean: it was there, but it emitted no signals, soundless, motionless" - and often hysterically funny.
tillagd av mikeg2 | ändraThe Guardian, Geoff Dyer (Jun 2, 2001)
 
Ryszard Kapuscinski has led an extraordinary life. Born in 1932 in the marshlands of eastern Poland and raised in poverty, he became, in the 1950's, Poland's most celebrated foreign correspondent. For decades he roamed the globe on a laughably tight budget, living mostly in Africa, Asia and Latin America, filing stories for the Polish press agency PAP. It was a hairy beat. According to his American publisher, Kapuscinski ''witnessed 27 coups and revolutions; and was sentenced to death four times.''
 
Mr. Kapuscinski never loses his affection for the people whose lives he witnesses or his awe at the magnificence of the African spectacle, its oceanic size and variety, the beauty of its landscapes, the heavy weight of its patience and its spirituality. But as the vignettes roll on one after the other, Africa, in Mr. Kapuscinski's version of it, becomes ever more afflicted, more of a disaster. We do not learn in this book what happened in Ghana after the first hopeful years, or what became of Mr. Baako, but in his fragmentary, episodic way, Mr. Kapuscinski shows a continent sliding into governmental gangsterism, dependence on foreign aid, murderous tyrannies and urban populations with nothing to do.
 

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In 1957, Ryszard Kapuscinski arrived in Africa to witness the beginning of the end of colonial rule as the first African correspondent of Poland's state newspaper. From the early days of independence in Ghana to the ongoing ethnic genocide in Rwanda, Kapuscinski has crisscrossed vast distances pursuing the swift, and often violent, events that followed liberation. Kapuscinski hitchhikes with caravans, wanders the Sahara with nomads, and lives in the poverty-stricken slums of Nigeria. He wrestles a king cobra to the death and suffers through a bout of malaria. What emerges is an extraordinary depiction of Africa--not as a group of nations or geographic locations--but as a vibrant and frequently joyous montage of peoples, cultures, and encounters. Kapuscinski's trenchant observations, wry analysis and overwhelming humanity paint a remarkable portrait of the continent and its people. His unorthodox approach and profound respect for the people he meets challenge conventional understandings of the modern problems faced by Africa at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

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