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    The author is a Polish journalist and in this book he Chronicles the downfall of Haile Selassie the longtime ruler of Ethiopia The book is divided into three sections and in the first he interviews those who work

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    A 35 star rating perhaps This book contains accounts from those close to Ethiopia’s last emperor Haile Selassie It chron

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    By the Conuering Lion of the Tribe of Judah His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I King of Kings Lord of Lords Elect of God”A sovereign a direct descendant from the ueen of Sheba and the King Salomon of Israel by law decree that isNo wonder such title comes with almighty power –The Bible isn´t very exact on the homeland of said ueen and noting that Solomon allegedly had 700 wives and 300 concubines there would be of

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    From the waning Gomulka regime forward Kapuscinski fashioned a journalistic career out of exceedingly subtle swipes at the pretenses

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    The Emperor

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    Great historical book describing the mood of the palace in Ethiopia under the rule of Haile Selassie Excellent in its description of mood You actually see the insanity and chaos that Selassie created and nurtured in his palace and metaphorically throughout his country And by the end of the book you understand how the King

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    A little lesson in the blurred lines between reportage and fiction a detailed account of the fall of Haile Sellas

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    This book was a gift to me from a friend who is a former Guardian journalist During the Communist era Ryszard Kapuściński was foreign correspondent for the Polish Press Agency and reported on civil wars and revolutions from all over the Third World The introduction by Neal Ascherson reveals that after reporting on the coup of 1974 that destroyed the Abyssinian Empire Kapuściński was approached by his publishers to write a book on it but

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    My favorite books by Kapuscinski are those where the author travels and explains for the world what other peoples feel This is just an original biography It has been contested in its accuracy The protagonist Haile Selassi

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    His Majesty His Venerable Highness His Revered Highness His Peerless Majesty His Most Exalted Majesty Our Distinguished Monarch His Venerable Majesty His Most Virtuous Highness His Distinguished Majesty His Supreme Majesty the King of Kings His Magnanimous Highness the Supreme Benefactor everyone appearing in Mr Kapuściński’s wo

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Haile Selassie King of Kings Elect of God Lion of Judah His Most Puissant Majesty and Distinguished Highness the Emperor of Ethiopia reigned from until he was overthrown by the army in While the fighting still raged Rysza. A 35 star rating perhaps This book contains accounts from those close to Ethiopia s last emperor Haile Selassie It chronicles Selassie s opulent lifestyle and his subseuent downfall It speaks to the undoing of African leaders I ve always been intrigued by Selassie and was interested to know about himThe Emperor is a very dramatic account of Selassie s and I did get a slightly clearer idea of who Selassie was He was very progressive in many ways and he was uite eccentric as well Overall he was painted as uite the despot in this book something I d never really heard been said about himKapuscinski managed to interview those close to the emperor albeit anonymously and put their thoughts into this book However the accounts sounded a bit too fictional to me That s not necessarily bad but I was looking for something substantial and something that didn t sound so one sidedI also felt that the book didn t have a logical start I expected everything to go chronologically from start to finish Perhaps this is my own error for having a wrong idea about what this book was trying to doIn my opinion Kapuscinski is better suited to write short anecdotes and make anthropological observations while on his reporting assignments I d really enjoyed Kapuscinski s last book The Shadow of the Sun and had thought this would be just as enjoyable I feel that someone like Emperor Selassie and roads are named after him all around Africa after all is deserving of a factual in depth properly documented account I wanted to know why he is so revered in the Rastafarian community for example but this account didn t go into thatThis book whetted my appetite for learning about Selassie and Ethiopia It was hard for me to accept the content as the Ethiopian people I know speak highly of Selassie So many uestions not enough answers

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He New York Review of Books is Kapuscinski's rendition of their accounts humorous frightening sad grotesue of a man living amidst nearly unimaginable pomp and luxury while his people teetered between hunger and starvation. My favorite books by Kapuscinski are those where the author travels and explains for the world what other peoples feel This is just an original biography It has been contested in its accuracy The protagonist Haile Selassie emperor of Ethiopia is shown as a surreal personality who controlled a populated African country The book tries to introduce you into the history of the man who on the other hand Rastafarians chose as the reincarnation of Jah This is the portrait of a na ve man who transformed his selfishness and power into worship his thorough maintenance of statu uo into genocide We live in a strange world and you might be curious to take a dip into this man s soul I don t believe you will succeed in understanding his soul there s nothing worth understanding But you will get close to the late Emperor of Ethiopia s court

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Rd Kapuscinski Poland's leading foreign correspondent traveled to Ethiopia to seek out and interview Selassie's servants and closest associates on how the Emperor had ruled and why he fell This sensitive powerfulhistory T. The Emperor baffles any ready description A Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski renders an account of the last schizophrenic years of Ethiopia s ancient kingdom and the demise of it emperor whose ways are not our ways to say the least Reviews may not suffice to say exactly why or how the book works but I ll add mine anyway to the others that have noted its mystiue The book s structure takes a straightforward path The author interviews courtiers associates and servants of the Emperor Haile Selassie in the months just after his dethronement Selassie s reign is recounted in parts each starting with Kapuscinski s observations about the situation at hand followed by comments from the relevant courtiers to furnish color detail and insight The tapestry woven from these remarks and the writer s added observations depict an esoteric mindset I ve often wondered When humans left their tribes to create the world s first civilizations what were those societies like I don t mean the art they created or the decrees of their leaders I mean did the people think and act like us The fabric of the story gives us that answer for Ethiopia was just such a place And the answer is a mind boggling no What we find is a land so ancient it s not even medieval a place where even feudalism would represent progress But make no mistake it is still a fully developed civilization not some savage prehistoric amalgam Kapuscinski knows he has stumbled into something uniue a culture whose primeval foundation neither lends nor refuses itself to any obvious interpretation In this emperor this court and this society a primordial human drama demands its stage Such a provenance makes conclusions or judgments about Ethiopia impossible to categorize The declivities of class and hierarchy within this kingdom exceed anything known to man An antediluvian social stucture showcases the raw exercise of power at its stripped down worst absent any modern guile By design mediocrity trumps merit as a tool to balance power and maintain social order turning the country into a kind of Ayn Rand novel come to life Such an order inevitably clashes with the outside But decisive are the its own internal contradictionsThe several speakers whose contributions build the story relate the details with elegance In these vignettes lie much of the book s narrative power the interviewees tell what they know with a delicate economy that page per page conveys detail plot and feeling than any book I can recall Here s one such description of the increasingly opaue autocracy People seemed unable to control things things existed and ceased to exist in their own malicious ways slipping through people s hands Everyone felt helpless before the seemingly magic force by which things autonomously appeared and disappeared and nobody knew how to master or break that force This speaker later accentuates the dissipation gripping Selassie s final decade Even conversation deteriorated losing its vigor and momentum Conversations started but somehow never seemed to be completed They always reached an invisible but perceptible point beyond which silence fell The silence said Everything is already known and clear but clear in an obscure way known unfathomably dominating by being beyond helping Having confirmed this truth by a moment of silence the conversation changed its direction and moved on to a different subject a trivial second rate second hand subject The elliptical way the speakers tell their stories adds to the book s kaleidoscopic dazzle Their many points of view make truth a perspectival uest No immediate verdict emerges upon the rule of Ethiopia s last emperor his sycophants both attack and defend his rule and they re right in each case Yet all the while the reader can detect a bigger picture getting lost in the details Under Kapuscinski s journalistic guidance the gripping reality of this society emerges to recruit one s sense of the grotesue This regime outclasses modern ones in some ways No violent purges or collective bloodbaths ever occur But the extremes of hierarchy leave the tragic fates of the many to deface a benighted landKapuscinski tells an amazing story amazingly and his journalist s sense of having discovered an unprecedented subject is dead on right The writing speaks for itself Its object is uniue The story is a spellbinding discovery The Emperor in short has all the ualities of a perfect book You cannot go wrong choosing it to read