• "A compelling and memorable novel"

    Alex Clark, Guardian
  • "Rich and complex"

    Paul Dunn, The Times
  • "In the hands of Mr Brink, one of South Africa’s most famous novelists, the land breathes, it feels alive"

    The Economist
  • "Philida is a very powerful novel"

    Michael Arditti, Daily Mail
  • "A moving story of one woman’s struggle against hierarchies of race and gender that seek her absolute subjugation, Philida vividly dramatises the courage required to lay claim to the protections of the law, to speak out for ones rights even in the moment in which the law is on the wrong side of history"

    Patrick Flannery, Daily Telegraph