• "A haunting novel whose brevity and directness belie the depths of tragedy it plumbs."

    Aida Edemariam, The Guardian (London)
  • "D'Aguiar marks his accomplished arrival as a novelist with this compelling and compassionate work"

    Sean Coughlan, The Times
  • "A short book that speaks volumes about slavery... Keeping his page taut with compression and compassion, D'Aguiar makes The Longest Memory hard to forget"

    Peter Kemp, Sunday Times
  • "This deceptively simple book resonates long after it is finished"

    Paula Burnett, New Statesman and Society