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Clare Hall Book Club

Date: Monday 6 February 2023, 8pm
Location: Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge CB3 9AL
Join the College’s Book Club as they discuss Travels with Herodotus by Ryszard Kapušciński (2004), Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, translated by Klara Glowczewska.

This book records how Kapuscinski set out on his first forays – to India, China and Africa – with the great Greek historian constantly in his pocket. He sees Louis Armstrong in Khartoum, visits Dar-es-Salaam, arrives in Algiers in time for a coup when nothing seems to happen (but he sees the Mediterranean for the first time). At every encounter with a new culture, Kapuscinski plunges in, curious and observant, thirsting to understand its history, its thought, its people. He reads Herodotus so much that he often feels he is embarking on two journeys: the first, his assignment as a reporter; the second, following Herodotus’ expeditions.

All College members are welcome to attend in-person, meeting in Clare Hall’s King Room, or via Zoom. If you are not on the mailing list and would like to be, please send an email to, confirming your Clare Hall connection and putting the following as the email title: I would like to join the Book Club mailing list.

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