• "Rian Malan has written a tragic masterpiece and a classic of our time"

    Time Out
  • "My Traitor's Heart is a tremendous book about candour, honour and race, a witness-bearing act of the rarest courage. No one who reads it could ever forget it"

    Michael Herr
  • "A tortured, mesmerising attempt to capture exactly the conflicts of [Malan’s] upbringing, conflicts that went to the soul of the emerging nation."

  • "The remorseless exercise of a reporter's anguished conscience gives us a South Africa we thought we knew all about: but we knew nothing"

    John Le Carre
  • "A great swirling devil of a book and it is equal in every way to its vast subject - the black and white country of the heart"

    Don DeLillo