by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Editor: GRANTA BOOKS
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In 1964 the famous reporter Ryszard Kapuscinski was appointed by the Polish Press Agency as its sole foreign correspondent, and for the next ten years he was “responsible” for about fifty countriesHe befriends Che Guevara in Bolivia, Salvador Allende in Chile and Patrice Lumumba in Congo.He reviews the fighting that broke out between Honduras and El Salvador in 1969, after their matches, to determine which of them would be eligible for the 1970s World Cup.By time he returned to Poland, he had witnessed twenty-seven revolutions and coups and was sentenced to death four times”Football of War” is Kapuscinski’s story of the emergence of the Third World.
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