• "This is a tour de force - original, irreverent, brutal, funny, poetic - in which history and myth are brilliantly evoked"

    Margaret Busby, Independent
  • "A brilliant, often hilarious, political satire"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "A thoroughgoing indictment of the African way of leadership"

  • "Witty and wholly authentic chronicle of black African atrocity... Spellbinding"

  • "One of the most powerful, funniest and richest novels written in French this decade"

    Le Nouvel Observateur