"David Odhiambo joins a third guard of African novelists made up of peers like Uganda's Moses Isegawa and Nigeria's Chris Abani. The books of this younger generation of African writers (heirs to the continent's greats from Chinua Achebe to Mark Mathabane) shed the starched language and steep romanticism of Africa's literary tradition to expose the rawer, hipper, more vulgar aspects of life as lived by most Africans today." - Black Issues

"The Reverend's Apprentice is that recognizable sort of hybird-genre novel, its technical sophistication within the lineage of David Foster Wallace, Laurence Sterne, and the Bible. Odhiambo has craftsmanly chops: a fine ear for the music of language, both in Nabokovian word-play and the jarring bluntness of street speech, plus economy and finesse when it comes to his own use of samples from the canon." - Rain Taxi                                                                                                                                                                                                 

"David Odhiambo has demonstrated he is a keen chronicler of teenaged disquietude in urban, multicultural Canada." - The Globe and Mail

"The author shows an understanding of the movements that govern our lives from day to day, place to place." - The Malahat Review

"Kipligat's Chance is a compelling story about a young man, but it's also a chance to hear a fresh, honest voice poised at the convergence of several cultures." - Quill and Quire

"Pared down dialogue evocative of David Mamet lends an edgy realism to the character's interactions." - Publisher's Weekly