The Lazy River

Ryszard Kapuscinski

I am met in Yaoundé by a young Dominican missionary named Stanislaw Gurgul. He will take me into the forests of Cameroon. ‘But first,’ he says, ‘we will go to Bertoua.’ Bertoua? I have no idea where this is. Until now I had no idea it even existed! Our world consists of thousands—no, mill…


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