Politics & Media
Mar 02, 2010, 08:57AM

More fiction than fact

A new book by Artur Domoslavski claims Ryszard Kapuscinski, a national hero in Poland and one of the most respected journalists of the last half-century, was a fraud.

Throughout much of the Western world, Ryszard Kapuscinski was eulogised as the most perceptive and brilliant reporter of his time. As a foreign correspondent, he claimed to have befriended Che Guevara and to have narrowly escaped death by an African firing squad. Salman Rushdie once said of him: "He is worth a thousand whimpering and fantasising scribblers."


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