"In its strong folk flavor, Cooper’s work reminds us of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston…It is a delight to read."
"The label ‘short’ story is a woefully inadequate description of these intensely, explicitly moral tales. ’Parable’ is more appropriate. Cooper’s stories are rich in wisdom and insight."
"J. California Cooper is indeed an extraordinary writer…She has the rare quality of a natural storyteller, and her work must carry the highest recommendation. Definitely a book that’s worth reading."
–African Concord (Zimbabwe)