• "Bulawayo’s novel is not just a stunning piece of literary craftsmanship but also a novel that helps elucidate today’s world"

    Felicity Capon, Daily Telegraph
  • "The challenging rhythm and infectious language of NoViolet Bulawayo's emotionally articulate novel turns a familar tale of immigrant displacement into a heroic ballad. Bulawayo's courage and her literary scope shine out from this outstanding debut"

    Daily Mail
  • "Darling is 10 when we first meet her, and the voice Ms. Bulawayo has fashioned for her is utterly distinctive — by turns unsparing and lyrical, unsentimental and poetic, spiky and meditative... stunning novel... remarkably talented author"

    Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
  • "Often heartbreaking, but also pulsing with colour and energy"

    Kate Saunders, The Times (Saturday Review)
  • "Extraordinary"

    Gaby Wood, Daily Telegraph