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Another Day of Life
Another Day of Life
By Ryszard Kapuscinski
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987, 136 pp.

In this account of the last days of Portuguese Angola and the beginning of its ongoing civil war, the author, a Polish journalist, plumbs the surreal depths underlying human conflicts over power. As in his earlier book on the fall of Haile Selassie, Kapuscinski vividly portrays a decaying surface and suggests the eroding forces at work upon it-in this case, the terror and confusion of Angolans in the abrupt and frenzied departure of their colonial rulers.