Moses Isegawa has written a remarkable epic novel that illuminates an area of the world that, due to a Polish-British riverboat captain, is so often considered a metaphor for darkness and evil
Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). Moses Isegawa has written a remarkable epic novel that illuminates an area of the world that, due to a Polish-British riverboat captain, is so often considered a metaphor for darkness and evil. Not only do I consider this novel to be the best one that I have read about Africa, it easily transcends the specifics of locale, and ranks as a great novel in the world’s literature. The title appears to be somewhat of a misnomer, since the novel is not really about Abyssinia (modern day Ethiopia), but rather, Uganda.
Acclaim for moses isegawa’s. Abyssinian chronicles. Eloquent, harrowing, and compulsively readable. Francine Prose, Elle.
Abyssinian Chronicles book. Moses Isegawa is brutally honest. Describes everything from children bleeding out to rape and murder. Like Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children and Gabriel Garcia. Sometimes he repeats himself.
Abyssinian Chronicles. Book on. 1971: village days
Abyssinian Chronicles. Moses Isegawa was born in Kampala, Uganda. In 1990, he left Uganda for the Netherlands and is now a Dutch citizen. This is his first novel. 1971: village days. THREE FINAL IMAGES flashed across Serenity’s mind as he disappeared into the jaws of the colossal crocodile: a rotting buffalo with rivers of maggots and armies of flies emanating from its cavities; the aunt of his missing wife, who was also his longtime lover; and the mysterious woman who had cured his childhood obsession with tall women. Moses Isegawa's sprawlingly ambitious first novel, Abyssinian Chronicles, pulls off something of the same feat amid the carnage and chaos of post-independence Uganda. Its title has nothing to do with ancient Ethiopia, but puns on a country that was "a land of false bottoms where under every abyss there was another one". First published two years ago in the Netherlands, where Isegawa lives, the novel was hailed as a Ugandan The Tin Drum or Midnight's Children. Günter Grass and Salman Rushdie are indeed spectral presences.
ent in question-and-answer sessions. I was his future lawyer, possibly a future politician too, since many lawyers turned to politics: his ideal mini-double. By this time, after many years of contemplation, Grandpa had come to the conclusion that the modern state was a powder keg which would go off in a series of major explosions
Abyssinian Chronicles is a 1998 novel by Ugandan author Moses Isegawa. The book is set in Uganda, in the 1970s and '80s.
Abyssinian Chronicles is a 1998 novel by Ugandan author Moses Isegawa. Set in a tribal village during the years of the Idi Amin terror in Uganda, Abyssinian Chronicles takes us into the heart of Africa, vividly immersing us in the mesmerizing extremes of beauty and brutality, wisdom and ignorance, wealth and poverty, hope and despair that define the continent today. We come to intimately know an extended family rich in centuries-old tradition, and follow the unsentimental education of the boy who takes it all in, who learns, observes and teaches, and starts to feel the very earth moving under the African experience and the people he loves.