• "Excellent...[a] harrowing and surprising story. The ultimate power of the book comes from an authoritative meditation on the traps that open up for someone who answers to himself before society"

  • "The revolt of the reasonable...far more deadly than any amount of shouting from the housetops"

  • "Impossible to recommend too highly"

    Time Out
  • "Books like this one drawing our emotions into politics. What will remain is the plain bravery of his characters...their struggle has found an honest chronicler"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Andre Brink's writing is built on conviction...A Dry White Season describes the triumph of tyranny"

    The Times