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Wole Soyinka provides a foreword to this visceral account of a prominent newspaper editor's arrest, interrogation and imprisonment between 1995 and 1998 under the regime of Nigeria's military dictator Sanni Abacha. The author captures the loneliness and betrayal of political imprisonment and calls for collective responsibility to guard against tyrannical rulership. Both contemporary political, and journalistic issues are taken.

"The extraordinary accounts of the author’s experience in prison make it difficult for one to put the book down. His first-hand descriptions of events provide readers with reliable eyewitness accounts of what other journalists, political critics and soldiers who were disliked by the regime went through in the prisons.