The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

the translator of the world

He rarely covered the Arab world, but I nevertheless want to express my regret here that Ryszard Kapuscinski has died two days ago, aged 74.

This is a heavy loss to a world whose parts seem to understand each other less and less. He was a 'translator of the world', as Polish TV called him yesterday.

Do widzenia, Ryszard Kapuscinski.