By (author) Ryszard Kapuscinski
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Other by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Book DescriptionIn this distillation of his reflections accumulated from a lifetime of travel, Ryszard Kapuscinski takes a fresh look at the Western idea of the Other. Looking at this concept through the lens of his own encounters in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and considering its formative significance for his own work, Kapuscinski traces how the West has understood the non-European from classical times to the present day. He observes how in the twenty-first century we continue to treat the residents of the Global South as hostile aliens, objects of study rather than full partners sharing responsibility for the fate of humankind. In our globalised but increasingly polarized world, Kapuscinski shows how the Other remains one of the most compelling ideas of our times.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844673285
(198mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Verso Books
Publisher: Verso Books
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ryszard Kapuscinski
Other, Paperback (September 2009)
Offers a look at the Western idea of the Other - the non-European or non-American. Looking at this concept through the lens of the author's own encounters in Africa, Asia and Latin America, this title traces how the West has understood the Other from classical times to colonialism, from the age of enlightenment to the postmodern global village.
Travels with Herodotus, Paperback (May 2008)
Records how the author set out on his first forays to India, China and Africa with the great Greek historian constantly in his pocket. The author sees Louis Armstrong in Khartoum, visits Dar-es-Salaam, arrives in Algiers in time for a coup when nothing seems to happen (but he sees the Mediterranean for the first time).
Imperium, Paperback (September 2007)» View all books by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Features a report on the life and death of the Soviet superpower, from the entrance of Soviet troops into the author's hometown in Poland in 1939, through his journey across Siberia and the republics of Central Asia, to his wanderings over the vast Soviet lands in the years of the USSR's decline and disintegration in 1991.
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Author Biography - Ryszard Kapuscinski
Born in Pinsk (in what is now Belarus), the celebrated Polish foreign correspondent RYSZARD KAPUSCINSKI is the author of, among others, Shah of Shahs, Imperium, Shadow of the Sun and, most recently, the memoir Travels with Herodotus. His books have been translated into twenty-eight languages. He died in 2007.
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