The Other
by Ryszard Kapuściński Translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones Introduction by Neal Ascherson
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The master of literary reportage reflects on the West’s encounters with the non-European

Distilling a lifetime of learning and travel, Ryszard Kapuściński takes a fresh look at the Western idea of the Other: the non-European or non-American. Considering the concept through the lens of his own encounters in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and considering its formative significance for his own work, Kapuściński outlines the development of the West’s understanding of the Other from classical times through the Age of Enlightenment and the colonial era to the postmodern global village. He observes how we continue to treat the non-European as an alien and a threat, an object of study not yet sharing responsibility for the fate of the world. In our globalized but increasingly polarized age, Kapuscinski shows how the Other remains one of the most compelling ideas of our time.


“Eloquent … remarkably thoughtful and compressed.”

“The true master of journalism.”

“Few have written more beautifully of unspeakable things. Few have had his courage, almost none his talent. His books have changed the way many of us think about nonfiction.”

“Extraordinarily intelligent … The lectures are as erudite as they are profound … An astonishingly fresh and perceptive discussion of what identity means today.”

“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.”

“Kapuscinski’s case for humanity to accept and acknowledge ‘otherness’ is cogent and invites further contemplation.”

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