Ryszard Kapuściński has been writing about the people of Africa throughout his career.
In a study 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 generalized explanations.
It is both a sustained meditation on the mosaic 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.
Listening to the Heartbeat
Ryszard Kapuscinski understood the pitfalls of news reporting perfectly. He eschewed any pretence of being a dashing correspondent and wrote of the strange drive that propelled him to dangerous,...Read more