[Ebook] ➠ Jeszcze dzień życia By Ryszard Kapuściński – Agedanna.info

Jeszcze dzień życia 4. 1975. This Is A Very Personal Book, About Being Alone And Lost In 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 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 dropped as a colony by the fleeing Portuguese is torn between three armies and their allies fighting a proxy war Cuba, Zaire now DRC South Africa Filled with wonderful described moments and written with sense of atmosphere and perfect details The fine moments are almost too many to point out and cruel spoilage for future readers to describe, but the crate city, the migratory pack of forgotten dogs, the culture of checkpoints, the survival of city depending on the one man who knows how to repair the water pumps, and the discussions on what constitutes a front in the war are some of particular favorite ones of mine This reads closer to a novel or poetry some people question Kapuscinski s truth than war reportage, and it earns comparison to Hemingway, Calvino, Kafka, Hunter s Thompson, and Robert Stone That disparate list should showcase the beauty, power, and uniqueness of Kapuscinski s vision and style Truth of not, Another Day of Life is a powerful piece on a forgotten war and a forgotten country. 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 FNLA, but they told him that if he went to the front they would send him to school afterward he wants to finish school because he wants to paint if he could get paper and a pencil he could draw something right now He could do a portrait he also knows how to sculpt and would like to show his sculptures, which he left in Carmona he has put his whole life into it and would like to study, and they told him that he will, if he goes to the front first he knows how it works in order to paint you ust first kill people, but he hasn t killed anyone.And so I cried.This is one of the reasons why I hardly complain about the state of my nation It s bad, but as long as one is alive, it s alright This book brings back some similar emotions I had after reading The Poisonwood Bible I felt so hopeless and so desperate Where is the light out of this . . I first read this about 25 years ago along with Ryszard Kapu ci ski s other books At the time it was my favourite of his, and it didn t disappoint on re reading.As the blurb states, Kapu ci ski described this as a very personal book, about being alone and lost and that is part of why this book is such a moving read In 1975 he was the sole foreign correspondent of the official Polish press agency He went to Angola to cover the lead up to the country s independence and the accompanying civil war involving the pro Soviet MPLA and two pro Western factions The book is divided into 3 main parts In the first, Kapu ci ski describes the Portuguese exodus from Luanda, and about trying to live in a city that no longer has any police, doctors, pharmacists, firemen, garbage collectors, or anyone else to allow the city to function He does so with astonishing vividness In the second, he describes being at the front with MPLA troops the image of war is not communicable not by the pen, or the voice, or the camera War is a reality only to those stuck in its bloody, dreadful, filthy insides True enough I m sure, but I think Kapu ci ski gets as close to it as anyone, through a series of beautifully observed individual incidents, that on both readings left me in a deeply reflective mood In the third section the author is back in Luanda, now post independence, trying to be a journalist and make sense of a war that has expanded to include South African and Cuban troops He uses copies of his telex messages at the time to convey the drama and tension of being in a city under siege If you haven t read Kapu ci ski before, his books are a unique mix of history, reportage, politics, and some of the sharpest observation you will encounter in any non fiction The amateur reviewer that I am can t do justice to his books I can only recommend that you read them, and this one most of all. Review em portugu s, followed by review in EnglishEM PORTUGU S Situado na Angola desgarrada pela guerra, nos meses pr vios declara o da independ ncia, isto tamb m parte da hist ria de Portugal, do imenso xodo de meio milh o de Portugueses e dos que l ficaram e decidiram abra ar a nova nacionalidade E tudo, com o selo caracter stico do sempre interessante Kapu ci ski.IN ENGLISH Set in a chaotic and war torn Angola during the three months previous to the declaration of independence, this is also part of the history of Portugal The read is easy even to those not acquainted with the specifities of that African country, and full of interest. uma tima leitura para quem como eu conhece pouco sobre a guerra em Angola, porque funciona como esp cie de relato documental do per odo que mediou entre a sa da dos portugueses de Angola e o in cio da Rep blica de Angola 1974 1975 N o um livro de digest o f cil, coloca o dedo sobre muitas feridas, com culpas de todos os quadrantes.Aquilo que talvez mais me impressionou, ou n o, foi o facto de um pa s t o distante e num tempo ainda t o pouco global, estar a merc de tantos interesses internacionais e ideol gicos, tudo apenas e s porque sob o seu solo existia ouro negro muito triste verificar que uma das regi es mais ricas do planeta n o se consegue erguer, n o por falta de edifica o de quem l vive, mas porque a quem est do lado de fora isso o que menos interessa imagem E a vi montanhas impressionantes de caixotes, empilhados at alturas perigosas, sem qualquer sinal de movimento, abandonados, como se n o pertencessem a ningu m p.37Para n s, portugueses, o livro tem particular interesse, porque escrito por um jornalista polaco sem interesses diretos no territ rio, oferecendo nos uma leitura dos impactos da nossa presen a no pa s, e que nos obriga a refletir sobre aquilo que fomos e somos enquanto na o Deixo algumas linhas Este pa s est em guerra h quinhentos anos, desde que os portugueses chegaram Eles precisavam de escravos para o tr fico, para exportar para o Brasil, para as Cara bas e para o outro lado do mar em geral De toda a frica, Angola foi a regi o que maior n mero de escravos forneceu para esses pa ses Por isso que chamam ao nosso pa s a M e Negra do Novo Mundo Metade dos camponeses brasileiros, cubanos e dominicanos descende de angolanos Esta terra foi em tempos um pa s populoso, estabelecido, e depois esvaziou se, como se tivesse havido uma praga Angola continua deserta at aos dias de hoje Centenas de quil metros e nem uma nica pessoa, como no Sara As guerras de escravos continuaram durante trezentos anos ou mais Era um bom neg cio para os nossos chefes As tribos mais fortes atacavam as mais fracas, faziam prisioneiros e punham nos venda Por vezes, tinham de o fazer, para pagar os impostos aos portugueses O pre o de um escravo era determinado de acordo com a qualidade dos seus dentes Eles arrancavam os dentes ou limavam nos com pedras, para terem um valor de mercado inferior Tanto sofrimento para serem livres De gera o em gera o, as tribos viviam no receio umas das outras, viviam no dio As campanhas militares realizavam se na poca seca, porque as movimenta es eram mais f ceis Quando as chuvas terminavam, toda gente sabia que come ariam os tempos da desgra a e de ca a s pessoas Na poca das chuvas, quando o pa s se afogava em gua e lamas, as hostilidades cessavam Mas os chefes ocupavam o tempo a magicar novas campanhas e a arrebanhar novas for as Tudo isto recordado por toda a gente at aos dias de hoje, porque, no nosso modo de pensar, o passado ocupa mais espa o do que o futuro , Kapu ci ski, Mais um Dia de Vida Angola 1975 , Tinta da China, Lisboa, p.54 imagem Fotografia da escultura Nkyinkim de Kwame Akoto Bamfo, instalada no The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, inaugurado em Abril 2018 em Montgomery, Alabama, EUA.Publicado no VI

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