Africa - Research Paper

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  • Topic: Africa, Ryszard Kapuściński, Poverty
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“The Shadow of the Sun” was written by Ryszard Kapuściński to show how life in Africa was lived. Ryszard showed in the book how areas had lack of food; he showed how the war zones affected the life in Africa. “The Shadow of the Sun” showed how in Africa; it faced many economic, social, and political issues. Ryszard Kapuściński showed in the book how Zanzibar faced revolution, the 1966 military coup in Nigeria, the early days of civil war in Liberia and the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Mr. Kapuscinski rarely explains himself. He goes places for reasons that are never specifically disclosed. Mr. Kapuscinski never loses his affection for the people whose lives he witnesses or his awe at the magnificence of the African spectacle, its oceanic size and variety, the beauty of its landscapes, the heavy weight of its patience and its spirituality.

Ryszard Kapuściński showed how the economic life in Africa was affected in “the Shadow of the Sun”. In the book Ryszard Kapuściński tells how Accra Africa is an overgrown small town that has reproduced itself many times over and over again. He told how Accra came to halt at the shore of the Gulf of Guinea. Ryszard tells how Accra, Africa is flat, single-storied, and humble. He describes how the buildings in the city are some with two or more floors. The downtown is densely built up. Being there for a week Ryszard learned fast that most of the life of the town takes place in the streets of the town. Ryszard describes the streets as a roadway delineated on both sides by an open sewer. There were no open were no sidewalks to walk on, the cars of the town moved along with the people in the street like a concert. Being out in the town he witness how domestic scenes unfold in the streets of the city. The women of the town were pounding manioc, baking taro bulbs over the coals, cooking dishes of one sort or another, hawking chewing gum, crackers, and aspirin, washing and drying laundry. Seeing how the women...
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