‘Southern Elephant is probably by now the latest thing in recent Georgian literature, it manages to capture the invisible spirit of the times, the Zeitgeist. The novel’s reader can expect a novel à clé which blends nostalgia and melancholy and (to quote Roland Barthes) pleasure derived from a text.’
Zaal Andronikashvili, literary critic
‘Southern Elephant is a novel which the city has long been waiting for. Just as Marcel Proust was earned by the Champs Elysée, so Tbilisi has earned Archil Kikodze, who has in his very first novel put the capital city in its pocket.’
Levan Berdzenishvili, writer, critic
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