Slices straight to the heart, deft and clean.
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.
Distinctive and engaging
Harrowing and vital . . . I read it in one sitting.