• "<b>An extraordinarily moving book…</b> The chief strength of this book – and what makes it such a beautiful, moving document – is in the descriptions that Mankell gives of the joy and suffering he has seen, especially in Africa… Throughout <i>Quicksand</i>, there are scenes [of] joy and triumph in the midst of suffering and loss. <b>This grave book, intensely beautiful in spirit, takes us to these places in the thoughtful company of a great soul</b>"

    New Statesman