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Vintage | Jul 05, 2001 | ISBN 9780375413452

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    Vintage | Apr 09, 2002 | 336 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780679779070

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    Vintage | Jul 05, 2001 | ISBN 9780375413452


“A highly detailed, heartfelt, but unsentimental introduction to Africa’s afflictions and a quiet love song to its profound appeal.” —The Wall Street Journal, Ryszard Kapuscinski (Author of The Emperor)

"The penetrating intelligence of Mr. Kapuscinski’s vision and his knack for a kind of crystallized descriptive writing have never been on better display. . . . A marvel of humane, sorrowful and lucid observation." —The New York Times

“[Kapuscinski] has explored that sliver of high, thinly populated ground on which journalism and literature are occasionally joined. . . . A wise, engaging close-up filled with faces, landscapes, rutted roads, and the daily perils of African life." —BusinessWeek

“[Kapuscinski’s] great strengths are his style–candid, understated and slightly absurdist, veering into abrupt flights of lyricism on unexpected subjects–and his gift for picking out stories, that condense volumes of information into a single perfectly crafted passage." —The Washington Post

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