Travels with Herodotus
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Travels with Herodotus is a non-fiction book written by the Polish journalist, Ryszard Kapuściński, published in 2004 and now available in English translation. This book mixes together a collection of Kapuściński's own experiences and excerpts from the book The Histories by Herodotus which serves not only as a companion in his often long and lonely journeys but also as a guide to the conflicts that waged in current times (such as East vs. West and the debate over whether many European customs originally came from Africa).
Beginning in Kapuściński's student years, the books shows us how Kapuściński rose to the rare position of global correspondent for a Polish newspaper and follows him through his journeys in the Middle East and Africa (though he sometimes skips from one time another to draw allusions from Herodotus). The book by Herodotus was given to him as a 'present for the road' by his chief editor when he was leaving for his first foreign assignment in India.
- Kapuściński, Ryszard. Travels with Herodotus, Random House.com, Accessed: July 28, 2007
- Morrison, Donald. Fellow Travlers. TIME, July 7, 2007. Accessed: October 18, 2007.
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