For those who fear that television is making newspaper reporting from overseas obsolete, this is a wonderful reminder that there still is a foreign correspondent metier. A Polish journalist, Kapuscinski has covered 27 revolutions and wars in fewer years in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. He chronicles the sights and smells of the Congo when Lumumba was murdered, of war in the Ogaden, of strife in Cyprus and earthy conditions in many other hot spots in ways that only the written word can portray.
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