Exile Child - Reviews

Exile Child has received numerous favourable reviews from influential critics through major newspapers and magazines throughout South Africa.

“Exile Child is a historically correct flesh-and-blood portrayal of one of our most tragic heroines.”
The Sowetan Newspaper

“Expect to feel anger and indignation as you realise the inhumanity Sarah had to endure, but Franco’s account, although hard-hitting, is thoughtful and sympathetic.”
The Cosmopolitan Magazine

“The book gives a harrowing and absorbing account of Sarah’s incredible life.”
The Herald Newspaper

“Suzanne Franco collates all that is imaginable and creates a story that is highly emotive.”
City Press Magazine

“Author, Suzanne Franco, tells the sad and tragic true story of Sarah Bartmann, a young Khoisan woman living in the 1800’s, who involuntarily became the most terrible victim of colonialism and racism, simply because of her physical attributes.”
The African Reporter Newspaper

“Exile Child features in the Sunday Times newspaper as the book that well known South African musician Danny K is reading.”
Sunday Times Newspaper

“Franco gives readers a window into the depths of prejudice and racism, and a very real depiction of this heroine who lived more than a lifetime ago. A truly inspiring read.”
Proud Magazine South Africa

“Suzanne Franco has done well in researching the life of Sarah Bartmann, the Khoisan woman who was taken to Europe to be exploited as a circus attraction. It does Sarah justice to be given a female and personal voice. This book offers a nice blend of history that will not disappoint.”
The Big Issue Newspaper