05 feb 2013

2# book review

that's the time of a famous polish journalist and writer: Ryszard Kapuściński. i've read Ebano (the english title is "The shadow of the sun").  

it'a a portrait of Africa throughout 40 years; from Ethiopia, to Rwanda, from north to south. every chapter is a story itself, not only of history or landscapes, but of people and way of life.
the idea that you keep in mind when you finish the book is how everything is hot, the difficulty of even breathing, the harshness of life, the feeling that they have to do something (but what?), the dreaming of a new life, the desert and the jungle...

i've been only to south africa, so i've never really seen the real wild one, but when you finish this book you can almost feel and remember the places...

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