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Caroline Smart Reviews Panorama by Pieter-Dirk Uys

PanoramaVerdict: carrot

Already in its second printing, which is a mark of its success to date, Pieter-Dirk Uys’s latest novel, Panorama, was inspired by the play The Island. Devised by Athol Fugard (director) and actors John Kani and Winston Ntshona, the play is set in the world famous prison situated on Robben Island.

Working closely with The Island for two years at the Space Theatre in Cape Town in the mid-70’s, Uys was motivated to create his own play, Panorama, which had its world premiere at the Grahamstown Festival in 1987. Fittingly, the 2013 novel Panorama was also launched in Grahamstown – at last year’s Festival.

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