The Day Kapuscinski Died
Original title: El día que murió Kapuscinski
Author: Ramón Lobo
Set between Beirut in 1983, following Hezbollah´s attacks on the US and France, and December 2012 during the Syrian Civil War, this is a sweeping story of war correspondents at a time of economic crisis, changing technologies, and the collapse of traditional media.
Encompassing conflicts and natural disasters including Beirut, the Balkans, Rwanda, Afghanistan, the tsunami and the Arab Spring, it is an insightful reflection on the world we are building, wars without journalists, and the global erosion of truth.
Lobo´s characters face constant ethical dilemmas, not only in their professional lives but also in times of peace. In Roberto Mayo he has created an unforgettable protagonist, inspired by the great Bolivian reporter who influenced a generation, Juan Carlos Gumucio.
Celebrating this most courageous and essential of professions, The Day Kapuscinski Died is a novel filled with humour and love – the love between four characters and their struggles to overcome their troubled childhoods – and a tribute to the deep friendships that flourish even amidst the fierce battle for exclusives.
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