“Violence and tenderness” – Ashraf Jamal reviews Green Lion

A  review of Green Lion by the inimitable Ashraf Jamal in Business Day. So grateful for the profoundly sympathetic and thoughtful reading.

“It is the mortal coil that enfolds all of us which Rose-Innes conveys with breathtakingly incisive and evocative prose … It is the strange mix of violence and tenderness which gives Rose-Innes’s novel its great power … Green Lion is the author’s finest novel to date … Amid the deluge of forgettable stories caught up in a history of trauma, crime, dystopia, revenge, liberation, gratuitous misery and facile levity, Rose-Innes’s Green Lion stands as a solitary and shadowy work of genius.

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