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Another Day of Life

Another Day of Life

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Written by Ryszard KapuscinskiAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ryszard Kapuscinski

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: April 17, 2001
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-72629-3 (0-375-72629-2)
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Translated from the Polish by William R. Brand and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand

Ryszard Kapuscinski is widely regarded as one of the twentieth century's preeminent journalists, demonstrating an almost mystical ability to discover the odd or overlooked and incorporating these sometimes surreal details into narratives that go beyond mere reportage and enter the realm of literature.

Another Day of Life is Kapuscinski's dramatic account of the three months he spent in Angola at the beginning of its decades' long civil war. The capital, Luanda, is occupied only by those not fortunate enough to flee. When even the dogs abandoned by the Europeans leave, Kapuscinski decides to go to the front, where the wrong greeting could cost your life and where young soldiers-from Cuba, Russia, South Africa, Portugal-are fighting a war with global repercussions. With harrowing detail, Kapuscinski shows us the peculiar brutality of a country divided by its newfound freedom.

“A completely compelling book—full of subtle truths and oblique insights.”–The New York Times Book Review