Tackles more than many books twice its length. . . The pages are raw. This is the best kind of political novel . . . [its] turns of emotion are virtuosic. The novel dances from slapstick to stabbing pain to tentative hope. Matlwa's voice is one we need.
Slices straight to the heart, deft and clean.
Harrowing and vital . . . I read it in one sitting.
Distinctive and engaging