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"[The characters'] shared status as outsiders brings them together in this novel about love, family and what it means to be African."

New York Times - September 2009

"This is a story that stays with you long after you're done reading. Because Lindiwe's voice is so distinctive when she expresses herself, you feel her heart."

New African Woman - January 2010

"Two days after I turned 14 the son of our neighbour set his stepmother alight", begins one of the most engaging novels about inter-racial love to be published this century."

The Independent - June 2010

n this, her second novel, [Irene Sabatini] has produced another fictional dynamo, 10-year-old Roberto, who narrates with such charm it’s hard not to fall in love with him. "

The Guardian - November 2014

"[Peace and Conflict]
generates a complex lens from the childlike proximity of small, mundane things and the distant horrors of Mugabe's dictatorship"

The Sydney Morning Herald - January 2015

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