Description - The Other by Ryszard Kapuscinski
In 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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Author Biography - Ryszard Kapuscinski
The celebrated Polish foreign correspondent Ryszard Kapuscinski (1932-2007) travelled throughout the developing world, reporting on major wars, coups and revolutions. He is the author of, among other titles, 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.