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  • 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

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