The master of literary reportage reflects on the West's encounters with the non-European throughout the ages.
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“An alternative journey through philosophy, history and anthropology ... a powerful, quasi-religious, meditation on the power of humbling oneself in the face of the unknown.”—Independent
“Kapuscinski’s case for humanity to accept and acknowledge ‘otherness’ is cogent and invites further contemplation.”—Financial Times
“Eloquent ... remarkably thoughtful and compressed.”—The Washington Post Book World
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Born in Pinsk (in what is now Belarus), the celebrated Polish foreign correspondent Ryszard Kapuściński is the author of, among other titles, Shah of Shahs, Imperium, Shadow of the Sun, The Other and the memoir Travels with Herodotus. His books have been translated into twenty-eight languages. He died in 2007.
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