Page /
100%

Reviews

  • Spellbinding . . . This social media-saturated narrative, interwoven with the oral storytelling techniques of idiomatic speech and call and response, makes Bulawayo feel like a pioneer . . . Glory, with a flicker of hope at its end, is allegory, satire and fairytale rolled into one mighty punch

    Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Guardian
  • A brilliant, 400-page post-colonial fable . . . Bulawayo is really out-Orwelling Orwell. This is a satire with sharper teeth, angrier, and also very, very funny . . . this is also a satire in which female characters are not pushed to the margins, but hold he story together . . . Bulawayo dares us, and the citizens of all Jidadas everywhere, to reimagine what our nations could someday become

    Violet Kupersmith, New York Times Book Review
  • I was very impressed indeed with NoViolet Bulawayo's debut . . . It is therefore a delight to be able to say that Bulawayo's new novel, Glory, is even better and radically different . . . acerbic, precise, heart-rending and hilarious . . . It is brave, and moving, as the citizens learn, slowly, to be unafraid. Bulawayo invites you to suspend disbelief in order that you believe

    Stuart Kelly, Scotsman
  • Vital and universal

    Hepzibah Anderson, Observer
  • Bulawayo broaches what it means to fight for democracy and call somewhere home in a timely and imaginative way . . . A memorable, funny and yet serious allegory about a country's plight under tyranny and what individual and collective freedom means in an age of virtual worlds and political soundbites

    Franklin Nelson, Financial Times
  • Playing with language is the key to unlocking the literary metaverse of Glory, which is about personalising a very public story . . . It's inescapably funny that the animals in Glory are contemporary human-style beings . . . Bulawayo's dense, mischievous fable is ultimately optimistic. Funny ha ha and peculiar, it delivers, over the course of 400 pages of wordplay and animal magic, a surprisingly warm, intimate and, yes, human feeling

    Melissa Katsoulis, The Times
  • A novel with heart and energy . . . you can see why her 2013 debut We Need New Names won several big prizes, and a Booker shortlisting

    Sam Leith, Daily Telegraph

We use cookies on this site to enable certain parts of the site to function and to collect information about your use of the site so that we can improve our visitors’ experience.

For more on our cookies and changing your settings click here


Strictly Necessary


Analytics


Preferences & Features


Targeting / Advertising