Kazimierz Nowak

Journalist, Visual Artist

1897 – 1937

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Who was Kazimierz Nowak?

Kazimierz Nowak – was a Polish traveller, correspondent and photographer, born in Stryi. After the First World War he lived in Poznań.

From 1931 to 1936, he traveled alone, on foot and by bicycle across Africa, covering a distance of 40,000 km: from Libya to South Africa and back to Algeria. He seems to be the only man in the world to have done it. His accounts of the travel were first published jointly as late as in 2000, as a book entitled Rowerem i pieszo przez Czarny Ląd. He died in Poznań from pneumonia as a consequence of emaciation of the body due to the travel, malaria and a leg surgery.

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Born
Jan 11, 1897
Stryi
Nationality
  • Poland
Profession
Died
Oct 13, 1937

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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