By Ryszard Kapuscinski
In 1975, Angola was once tumbling into pandemonium; all people who might used to be packing crates, eager to abandon the beleaguered colony. along with his trademark bravura, Ryszard Kapuscinski went the opposite direction, begging his used to be from Lisbon and luxury to Luanda--once famed as Africa's Rio de Janeiro--and chaos.
Angola, a slave colony later given over to mining and plantations, was once a promised land for generations of bad Portuguese. It had belonged to Portugal due to the fact that earlier than there have been English-speakers in North the USA. After the cave in of the fascist dictatorship in Portugal in 1974, Angola used to be brusquely break free, spurring the disaster of a still-ongoing civil struggle. Kapuscinski plunged correct into the center of the drama, riding previous hundreds of thousands of haphazardly positioned check-points, the place utilizing the incorrect shibboleth was once a question of existence and dying; recording his impressions of the younger soldiers--from Cuba, Angola, South Africa, Portugal--fighting a nebulous battle with worldwide repercussions; and analyzing the ordinary brutality of a rustic stunned and divided by means of its newfound freedom.
Translated from the Polish by way of William R. model and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand.
Ryszard Kapuscinski, Poland's such a lot celebrated international correspondent, used to be born in 1932. After graduating with a level in background from Warsaw college, he was once despatched to India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan to record for the Polish information, which all started his lifelong fascination with the 3rd global. in the course of his 4 decads reporting on Asia, Latin the US, and Africa, he befriended Che Guevara, Salvador Allende, and Patrice Lumumba; witnessed twenty-seven coups and revolutions; and was once sentenced to dying 4 times.
His prior books--Shah of Shahs (about the Iranian Revolution), The Emperor (about the autumn of Ethiopia's Haile Selassie), Imperium (about the autumn of the Soviet Union), one other Day of lifestyles (about the final days of Portuguese Angola), and The football struggle (a compendium of reportage from the 3rd World)--have been translated into nineteen languages. He died on Jan. 23, 2007.
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There is now a growing communication literature on the relations between mainstream media and movements5 and on alternative media of 6 the movements. It frankly beggars the imagination to explain how so many social movement specialists could think it feasible to analyze the dynamics of social movements without systematic attention to their media and communication. There are, of course, counterarguments that such media have been in sharp decline, and in this case, their relative neglect would not count for much.
Mattelart’s (1974, pp. 75-123, 233-267) pioneering study of radical media in the Popular Unity period in Chile from 1970 through 1973 is a classical instance. His conceptual handling of the issues was fairly rudimentary, framed mostly in terms of alternative media as devices for giving voice to the Left’s political parties, given that major media were unavailable and hostile, agents of what he brilliantly characterized as a Leninist mass agitation campaign from the extreme 5 Right (pp. 187-229).
Of course, this vagueness about the future can also be attacked for paving the way, through its optimism, for ruthless opportunists to seize and wield power in the name of justice and counterhegemony. 5. Arguably, Mattelart failed sufficiently to problematize the parties of the Left, which maintained a fierce sectarian hostility toward each other even a full decade after the Popular Unity experiment had been drowned in blood under the Pinochet coup. It is also plausible that even had the parties been less obsessed with competing with each other, their instinctively authoritarian culture would have narrowed the impact of the media under their control.