• "The second story in particular is probably the best thing Phillips has ever done"

    Financial Times
  • "Remarkable... every page of Phillips writing is convincing, a frightful part of our collective consciousness"

    Washington Post
  • "Higher Ground is about the destruction of lives, about damage done in one generation being passed on to another. Phillips' book has an urgency and intensity which demands that you read more... to take account of what the voices he has imagined have to say"

    London Review of Books
  • "Caryl Phillips has proved himself among the best and most productive writers of his generation"

    The Times
  • "The understated relation between the three parts is haunting and the whole is a work of total conviction"

    Sunday Times