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  • 'Compelling and surprisingly moving...Wiwa writes with clarity and lucidity'

    William Boyd
  • 'Riveting, searingly honest and deeply moving. It is a splendid monument to an outstanding man, warts and all'

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  • 'Powerful and extremely honest book, with no attempt to conceal the warts'

    Tariq Ali, Financial Times
  • 'All the ingredients of a Shakespearean drama...You feel for him. You feel for his father. His elegantly written book is a weave of Nigerian and family history, both turbulent, both tragic, neither without hope. It is however, a story of being trapped in history; the children of heroes who find their lives shaped by their parents...poignant'

    Sandra Jordan, Observer
  • 'Painfully honest...all the more moving because it does not shy away from the difficulties of the son's relationship with the father'

    Anthony Daniels, Sunday Telegraph

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