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By Ryszard Kapuscinski

In 1975, Angola was once tumbling into pandemonium; each person who may possibly used to be packing crates, wanting to abandon the beleaguered colony. together 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, used to be a promised land for generations of negative Portuguese. It had belonged to Portugal given that ahead of there have been English-speakers in North the US. After the cave in of the fascist dictatorship in Portugal in 1974, Angola used to be brusquely become independent from, spurring the disaster of a still-ongoing civil warfare. Kapuscinski plunged correct into the center of the drama, using earlier millions of haphazardly positioned check-points, the place utilizing the incorrect shibboleth used to be a question of existence and loss of life; recording his impressions of the younger soldiers--from Cuba, Angola, South Africa, Portugal--fighting a nebulous warfare with international repercussions; and interpreting the odd brutality of a rustic stunned and divided through its newfound freedom.

Translated from the Polish by way of William R. model and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand.


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

His prior 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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English translation copyright © 1987 through Harcourt, Inc. initially released in Poland as Jeszcze dzieycia, by means of Czytelnik, Warsaw, first in 1976,and hence in 1987 and 2000. Copyright © 1976, 1987, 2000 by way of Ryszard Kapuciski. classic is a registered trademark and classic foreign and colophon are logos of Random condominium, Inc. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication info Kapuciski, Ryszard. [Jeszcze dzieycia. English] one other day of lifestyles / Ryszard Kapuscinski; translated from the Polish by way of William R. model and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand. p. cm. initially released: San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, © 1987. 1 . Kapuciski, Ryszard. 2. Angola—History—Revolution,1961–1975— own narratives, Polish. three. Angola—History—Revolution,1961 –1975 — newshounds. four. Journalists—Poland—Biography. I. identify. DT611. seventy six. K37 A3 2001 967·3’03—dc21 00-043833 www. vintagebooks. com www. randomhouse. com eISBN: 978-0-307-42483-9 v3.

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