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Snakepit by Moses Isegawa
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Apr 12, 2005 | ISBN 9780375719219

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Praise

“To read Snakepit . . . is to understand the seduction of power in its most naked form.” —The Boston Globe

“A devastating portrait of a country on the brink of implosion. . . . C]mplicated and intense. . . . Full of visceral, graphic language and acts of premeditated violence, Snakepit offers a dark, queasy-making vision of a country hijacked by greed and megalomania, though Isegawa allows for a glimmer of hope.” —San Francisco Chronicle

"This diverting, absorbing read . . . makes us wonder where Isegawa’s creative genius will take him next." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Isegawa’s painful honesty and his unwillingness to spare any of his characters make Snakepit a work of fiction that bears the hallmark of truth.” —Newark Star-Ledger

"This diverting, absorbing read . . . makes us wonder where Isegawa’s creative genius will take him next." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Isegawa’s painful honesty and his unwillingness to spare any of his characters make Snakepit a work of fiction that bears the hallmark of truth.” —Newark Star-Ledger

“Reads like a macabre horror tale–the special agent comes home to find his wife with her head cut off–but the fiction is grounded in the facts of Idi Amin’s dictatorship in Uganda in the 1970s, when atrocity was ‘business as usual’…Unforgettable.” —Booklist

“Isegawa has the raw talent to become one of Africa’s leading literary voices in the years to come.” —Chicago Tribune

“Isegawa…one of Africa’s premier writers, has crafted a savage portrait of a society gone mad, where maintaining one’ s power and the favor of the dictator at all costs are the only ends.” –Library Journal

“Sharp, harrowing, indelible.” —The Seattle Times

“Isegawa assembles a devastating portrait of a paranoid society riddled with rivalries and enmities and fuelled by quests for one-upmanship and revenge… High-octane melodrama bearing a potent political and moral message. Isegawa delivers the goods.”
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