RaveThe Guardian (UK)This coming-of-age tale...features 10-year-old Darling and friends struggling to survive in a Zimbabwean shantytown. They do so with extraordinary resilience and humour; a thread that runs powerfully through ... The language in Glory is just as spellbinding [as Bulawayo\'s last book], with added stylistic dexterity ... Bulawayo leans into exaggeration and irony to tell hard truths. Glory is jam-packed with comedy and farce, poking fun at an autocratic regime while illustrating the absurdity and surreal nature of a police state ... one doesn’t have to know Zimbabwe to relish this novel. As with all good satire, the specific speaks to the universal; and many of these specifics are instantly recognisable ... Glory is also a fresh and modern take on our relationship to the virtual world and to the novel form itself ... Glory, with a flicker of hope at its end, is allegory, satire and fairytale rolled into one mighty punch.
RaveNew Statesman (UK)As the novel progresses in clever twists and turns, the characters’ lives intersect, culminating in a surprise ending. Their moving tales of pain, joy and friendship are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and heritages: African, Caribbean, European. This is a story for our times. The language of Girl, Woman, Other is exuberant, bursting at the seams in delightful ways ... this is a book that begs to be read out loud ... Evaristo is adept at writing humor ... From witty summations to situational comedy, Evaristo has a knack for sending up contemporary society ... Many of the protagonists in the book have suffered from sexual harassment and abuse, but none remains a victim. All are, in their own way, triumphant, feisty, even warrior-like ... In Evaristo’s eighth book she continues to expand and enhance our literary canon. If you want to understand modern day Britain, this is the writer to read.