Reviews of An Act of Defiance by Irene Sabatini - Writer - Official Website

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An Act of Defiance

‘An incredible achievement.’
CHIKA UNIGWE, author of On Black Sisters' Street

"A brave novel about conscience and trauma, justice and fear, and the struggle to regain strength after the near distruction on the soul."
HELEN BENEDICT, author of Wolf Season

‘Raw, moving and utterly compelling.’
TENDAI HUCHU, author of The Hairdresser of Harare
"When we hear of violence in African countries, especially in Western news, we are made to believe that there is nothing else but violence and suffering happening in the countries in question. Sabatini does, however, redirect and reclaim that narrative through her phenomenal prose and exquisite storytelling." more on Literandra

"It's tough to build a book that revolves around political parties and events but Irene does it quite masterfully. This book in some ways, reminded me a lot of Half of the yellow sun by Chimamanda. The writing is strikingly similar to that of the iconic author and considering how the story takes place during the political upheaval, they bare a strong resemblance." more on goodreads

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