'On a tropical afternoon in 1965, I stopped to chat with a Nigerian carpenter. He looked tired, and, to my surprise, he told me about fearful spirits that had invaded his house the night before. 'Oh, come on,' I smirked. 'You don't really believe in spirits, do you?' Putting down his hammer and wiping his forehead, he looked me firmly in the eye and said, 'There are no small snakes.'' This conversation marked the beginning of Gordon Dalbey's awareness of the unseen world and its negative powers. Part memoir, part confession, There Are No Small Snakes explores one man's discovery of a shadow-war, and his place in it. Open your eyes to the spirits at work against you, so you can fight.