One turbulent life of learning and traveling of one of the greatest names of the contemporaneous Polish literary scene is covered in this selection of his public lectures held in Graz, Vienna and Krakow. In his distinctive investigative journalistic-literary style, Ryszard Kapuściński culturally, historically and anthropologically discusses the Western approach to the Other. While inquiring what it means to be European or non-European, to be a colonizer or the colonized, accepted and appreciated or a stranger and a threat, the author re-examines the question of identity and its value, as well as the relationship to the external, non-belonging, Other and different. Kapuściński's experiences and insights teach us that, even after a long journey from classical times, through the Enlightenment and colonialism to the present day, developed Western thought still divides and defends its own and familiar from all the unknown, different, so therefore suspicious and threatening.

  • Cover: paperback
  • Year of the edition: 2021
  • Original title: Ten Inny
  • Original language: Polish
  • Translation: Tea Božinović