Hanka, Passionate Exile

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Michael Lee, 2010 - Travelers' writings, English - 250 pages
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This is a collection of the best writings of a woman who delighted in the intimaces of travel in the intersecting worlds of Asia, Africa and old Europe.
 

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The overriding impression this book gives in one of enormous zest for life, of deep commitment to the causes of conservation and the environment, and a love of people and placves often under threat. In the tradition of her great compatriot,the late Ryszard Kapuscinski (described by John le Carre as 'the conjuror extraordinary of modern reportage') she writes with vivid immediacy and deep affection about ordinary people and powerfully evokes both the beauty and squalor of what she has seen and experienced in the countries to which she has given so much of her life.
That seems a fitting tribute, as this is a beautifully presented book itself with its many colour illutrations.
It is hard to imagine bring taken to such varied parts of the world by a more observant, enthusiastic, life-loving guide.
Charles Chadwick, former British Council Director in Warsaw, author of A Chance Acquaintance.
 

Contents

Introduction
1
The magic of Africa
52
Poland in transition
76
Friends and family
148
Hankas published works
212
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