Another Day of Life

Another Day of Life

'This is a very personal book, about being alone and lost'. In 1975 Kapuscinski's employers sent him to Angola to cover the civil war that had broken out after independence. For months he watched as Luanda and then the rest of the country collapsed into a civil war that was in the author's words 'sloppy, dogged and cruel'. In his account, Kapuscinski demonstrates an extraordinary capacity to describe and to explain the individual meaning of grand political abstractions.

Title:Another Day of Life
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780141186788
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About Ryszard Kapuściński

Ryszard Kapuściński debuted as a poet in


    Another Day of Life Reviews

  • Sophie Heawood

    I never thought a Polish journalist's first-hand account of civil war in Angola in the 1970s would be so beautifully written that I'd wake up in the night, turn the light on and have to finish the boo...

  • Csar Lasso

    Review em português, followed by review in EnglishEM PORTUGUÊS: Situado na Angola desgarrada pela guerra, nos meses prévios à declaração da independência, isto é também parte da história de ...

  • Nelson Zagalo

    É uma ótima leitura para quem como eu conhece pouco sobre a guerra em Angola, porque funciona como espécie de relato documental do período que mediou entre a saída dos portugueses de Angola e o i...

  • Adam

    Another Day of Life is beautiful, surreal, and tragic reportage from Angola at the bloody birth of that nation that is also imbued with a non-grating sense of something close to whimsy. The country dr...

  • mohsen pourramezani

    ریشارد کاپوشچینسکی خبرنگار لهستانی است که پس از فروپاشی دیکتاتوریِ سالازار (دیکتاتور پرتغال) در سال 1975 و استق...

  • Shima

    کتاب جالبی بود و تصویر واضحی از جنگ داشت، جنگ استقلال آنگولا از پرتغال. یک دعایی هم از كك، رهبر قبيلهى كريكاس، ...

  • Pooriya

    توی یک نیمکرهی زمین، آدمها دارند خر و پف میکنند و از این دنده به آن دنده میشوند و همزمان، در آن یکی نیمکره، آدمه...

  • linhtalinhtinh

    Beautiful writing, and I'm sure, also great translation.This is a very sad story that can tear you up. The next prisoner looks twelve. he says he's sixteen. He knows it is shameful to fight for the FN...

  • Hamide meraj

    این کشور یعنی آنگولا پانصد سال درگیر جنگ بوده از همان وقتی که پرتقالی ها امدند. برده لازم داشتند که صادر کنند ب...

  • Ian

    I first read this about 25 years ago along with Ryszard Kapuściński’s other books. At the time it was my favourite of his, and it didn’t disappoint on re-reading.As the blurb states, Kapuścińs...