Here is a snippet from the review of Back to Angola by Jenny de Klerk. It appeared in the Johannesburg newspaper the Saturday Star (3 May 2014). It is available online on the Artslink website.
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"As he cycles, Paul muses, recollecting those days in the bush, telling
vivid stories of his time in basics, his training, his mates, life on
the front line, the terror of the battle on the Lomba River. These are
interspersed with his roadtrip experiences, the places, the people, the
isolation of being alone with only a few words of Portuguese, battling
to share and be understood.
This is a personal account, honest, intelligent, thoughtful and
extremely well written. Paul, a psychotherapist by training, brings
insight and context to his journey, reflecting on childhood, the
moulding of society, expectations of manhood, trauma and the
consequences of war."