Sign In | Register
The Shadow of the Sun: My African Life by Ryszard Kapuscinski - Paperback - 2002 - from Fireside Bookshop and Biblio.co.uk

Note: Cover may not represent actual copy or condition available

The Shadow of the Sun: My African Life

by Ryszard Kapuscinski

Condition: Very Good/No d/j as Published


London: Penguin, 2002. Paperback. Very Good/No d/j as Published. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

Only with the greatest of simplifications, for the sake of convenience, can we say Africa. In reality, except as a geographical term, Africa doesn't exist'. Ryszard Kapuscinski has been writing about the people of Africa throughout his career. In astudy that avoids the official routes, palaces and big politics, he sets out to create an account of post-colonial Africa seen at once as a whole and as a location that wholly defies generalised explanations. It is both a sustained meditation on themosaic of peoples and practises we call 'Africa', and an impassioned attempt to come to terms with humanity itself as it struggles to escape from foreign domination, from the intoxications of freedom, from war and from politics as theft.




Reviews

Review this book (Want a chance to win $50? Log-in or create an account first!) (You'll be automatically entered for a chance to win $50!)




Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:
12mo
A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback.  A...[more]

£ 5.00
($6.64)

£12.50 shipping to USA

More shipping options >





Collecting Holographs

Collecting and identifying signed letters and holographic documents

Many authors and other famous literary figures wrote and signed letters by hand, and you can find a great collection of them in the Biblio rare book room. See our great collection of handwritten letters and holographic documents

Storing books - laying down or standing up?

Storing books - laying down or standing up?

Don't unwittingly damage your growing book collection! Learn about when to store books laying down vs standing up. Read More


Trustpilot