He was the son of Anthony and Stephanie Korabiewicz Matusewicz. During his childhood he lived in St. Petersburg and his family's estate in Lithuania.
In the years 1927–1932 he studied medicine and ethnography at the Stefan Batory University in Vilnius. During his studies, he was co-founder and member of the Academic Club Vagabonds Vilnius (as he writes in his books, some of Czeslaw Milosz, because of high growth has been called the "mile"). Section Original Creativity (STO) at the Circle Polonists university. He made his debut in the journal Redoubt (Vilnius 1925), his poems printed in publications of poetry (including STO, Vilnius 1928, a stick in the sky, Vilnius, 1929) and magazines (e.g., "Alma Mater Vilnensis).
Career and travels
In 1930, he traveled by canoe to Turkey and Greece. After graduation, he worked as a doctor at the National Maritime Academy in Gdynia. In the years 1931–1939 he was a ship's doctor on Dar Pomerania, sharing in his voyages. In 1934 onwards, with his first wife, Janina M. Haazówną, he traveled to India. After the outbreak of World War II he was interned in Stockholm with the crew of the Dar Pomerania. Later, he worked on the ship MS Pilsudski, then lived in London, where he was a founder of Circle m in Soldier Care. Then, in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, where he organized help for Polish prisoners of war. In 1942, he was a participant in the expedition into the Brazilian jungle. Since 1943, he stayed in Africa, as a delegate of the Polish Government in London, to 1946, then in Lusaka, where the arm of the Ministry of Social Welfare held the custody of Polish prisoners in the camps of Northern Rhodesia. Then, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Tanganyika). He worked as a deputy curator of the "King George Vth Memorial Museum, conducting research into folklore of the British territories in Africa and Mozambique and was also a physician of a local hospital. In 1954, after sending a number of exhibits to the Polish Museum of Folk Culture in Młociny, he was expelled from Lake Tanganyika. He lived then in London, in the years 1954 - 1956 in Ethiopia, where he worked as a doctor.
In 1958, he returned to Poland. From 1959 to 1961, the establishment of epidemiological Ghana. Then, in Warsaw. In 1963 and 1976, he forwarded to the State Museum exhibits Etnograficznemu ECR National Museum in Warsaw. He organized exhibitions devoted to their collections gathered by African art (including the exhibition "Masqual - Cross of Ethiopia", National Museum, Warsaw, 1966). He traveled widely in research to Africa and countries of the Middle East. He lived in Warsaw Natolin.
After his death, the casket containing the ashes was dumped in the Baltic Sea.
- Kayaking the minarets (travel reportage; Home Books Military 1935, Common Knowledge 1959)
- Mato Grosso. From the notes of birds ejector (travel reportage, Horizon 1948, as Mato Grosso: Readers 1959, 1968, 1989, ISBN 83-07-01818-8 series: " From a sail ")
- Fairy tales for adults (poetry; Oficyna Poets and Painters, 1953)
- Kwaheri (travel reportage, Sparks 1958, 1960, 1965)
- Safari Ming. African journey (travel reportage, the reader 1959, Sparks 1963, 1973)
- Sail to jogów (travel reportage, Peoples Cooperative Publishing in 1960, Sport and Tourism 1984, ISBN 83-217-2429-9)
- Midimo. African Romance (novels, the reader 1961, 1963, 1983, ISBN 83-07-00903-0)
- Eskulap in Ethiopia (travel reportage, People's Cooperative Publishing in 1963, revised edition Fri: Sun in Ambach, Sparks 1970, Series: " Around the World ")
- Pets (stories for children; Our Books 1965, 1977, 1988, ISBN 83-10-09158-3)
- Boa-constrictor (a separate edition in one volume of short stories Pets: Movement 1966)
- Arts of Africa in Polish collections (photographs Zdzislaw Malek; Publisher Polonia 1966, edition of Language. English: African Article in Polish collections, Polonia Publishing House, 1966, edition of the Language. French: L'art de l'Afrique noire dans les collections polonais, Polonia 1966)
- Holy crocodile (story for children; Movement 1966)
- To Timbuktu (travel reportage, Sparks 1967; series "Around the World ")
- Kayaking in India (new development of two previously published books: Kayaking the minarets and sails for jogów; Sparks 1972; series " Around the World ")
- The Ethiopian Cross (album, Holy Trinity Catedral, Addis Ababa, 1973)
- Rhapsody of the head queen (poem; Publisher MON 1973, 1987, ISBN 83-11-07381-3)
- I have caught life (autobiography, Sparks 1973, 1977, series: "Hunters of sensation")
- Traces of the amulet (the study; Arkady 1974)
- Cross Coptic and imitation: a collection of Wenceslas Korabiewicz - Le croix et son évolution Copt: Wacław Korabiewicz collection (by the catalog of the exhibition, the crowd. in French: Zsolt Kiss, the National Museum in Warsaw. Faras Gallery of Art in 1976)
- Good simba (travel reports, the choice of texts from books: Kwaheri, Midimo, Safari Ming, Eskulap in Ethiopia, the Sun in Ambach, to Timbuktu, I have caught life ; Sparks 1979; series: " Bilioteka fiction )
- Where an elephant and where Poland (diaries; Publisher MON 1980, ISBN 83-11-06494-6, 1983, ISBN 83-11-06494-6)
- Faith healer. Strange thing about drugs (popular sketches, Veritas 1982)
- Heart on his hands. Biographical story about Valerie Sikorzynie (Committee in memory of Valerie Sikorzyny, London 1984 , Publisher Mark Rożek 1997, ISBN 83-86608-35-8)
- Temptations (memories, Sparks 1986, ISBN 83-207-0834-6)
- Miracles without a miracle. Strange thing about drugs (People's Cooperative Publishing 1988, ISBN 83-205-3846-7, 1989, ISBN 83-205-3846-7)
- Other ways of Jesus. What the Church is silent (Quartet 1992 , edition under a different title: The mystery of youth and death of Jesus, Daybreak 1992 )
- Poems fashioned (poems, Key 1992, ISBN 83-900274-2-9)
- With the "Gift of Pomerania" in ... wilderness (short stories; Naval Academy in 1993, ISBN 83-900838-4-1)