Brothers Under the Skin

Travels in Tyranny

Christopher Hope

Brothers Under the Skin is an impassioned reflection by prize winning author, Christopher Hope, on the all too familiar traits of tyranny. From Milsovik’s Serbia, to the killing fields of Matabeleland, Christopher Hope reveals the vainglorious essence of tyranny as being the same, regardless of the race, nation or ideology it claims to embody. Bringing his unique experience and dazzling prose style to bare on the subject, he has produced a disturbing, wise, yet amusing text that combines memoir, interview and reportage to reveal the tragic absurdity of one man’s lust for power

'Riveting . . .  a fascinating deconstruction . . . Hope never loses his ability to surprise’ Telegraph

'His record of a car ride with Ian Smith is priceless . . . digging into tyranny is what Hope does best' The Times

'The author’s passionate commitment to truth and his poet’s prose raise it' Financial Times



Genre: Non-Fiction
ISBN: 978144721644501
Published: 09/08/2012

Christopher Hope

Christopher Hope

Christopher Hope was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1944 and moved to London in 1975. He is the author of twelve novels including Kruger’s Alp, winner of the Whitbread Novel Award, and the Booker short-listed Serenity House. Hope's non-fiction includes a highly praised volume of autobiography, White Boy Running (1988) and a travel book, Moscow! Moscow! (1990), which won a PEN Award.

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