In 1964 Ryszard Kapuscinski was appointed by the Polish Press Agency as its foreign correspondent, and for the next ten years was "responsible" for 50 countries. He was witness to 27 revolutions and coups. This book is his account of the revolutions he has seen, a chronicle of the Third World establishing its independece and coming into its own. The book consists of more than 20 set pieces - narrative accounts of the revolutions in Algeria, Namibia, in the Congo, the revolutions in Tanzania, Kenya, the soccer war between El Salvador and Honduras, the overthrow of Allende - connected by an account of all the business undergone to make the stories possible in the first place - dealings with the editor, having to return back home, the estrangement from the family, the irritation and boredom of being behind the desk, having to get an airplane ticket, having to get a visa and having to cross the border illegally. It also tells of how in Brundi he was sentenced to death by firing-squad; and in Nigeria of how he survived by driving through machine-gun fire and a series of burning road-blocks.
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`My all-time favourite journalism book ... he manages to find humour even when facing a firing squad'
-- The Week, Christina Lamb
Ryszard Kapuscinski was born in 1932. During his four decades of reporting on Asia, Latin America, and Africa, Kapuscinski witnessed 27 coups and revolutions and was sentenced to death four times. His books include The Shadow of the Sun, The Emperor, Another Day of Life, The Shah of Shahs and Imperium (also available from Granta Books).
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Book Description Penguin Books / Granta, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140142096