Dodging the vested interests of the Ngwenya clan, his wayward wife Magdan and the colonial dinosaur Jumbo Munroe, the narrator embarks on a quasi-biblical quest that owes more to Waugh and Ballard than Rider Haggard, a tale that hits the ground running and continues at a vigorous pace. This is one of the shrewdest and most diverting novels about Africa one could hope to read.
A masterly and delightful book
A fine book . . . extremely well written
A marvellously gripping, stylish and intelligent adventure story ... completely fresh and original.
A wondrous journey into the interior of the African spirit, cooly humorous and thought-provoking ... A masterly and delightful book.