This week there is a double book launch at Ike's Bookshop, Florida Road.
Pieter-Dirk Uys and Brent Meersman (facilitated by Illa Thompson) will read from and speak on their novels ,
Panorama and Five Lives at Noon (both published by Missing Ink) .
Date : Wed 09 October 2013 , 5.30 for 6.00 pm
Venue : Ike’s Books and The Collective Art Gallery , 48A Florida Road ,
Durban ph : 031 303 9214 (Joanne Rushby)
Rsvp : email@example.com or 082 873 2702 .
Media enquiries : Illa Thompson 083 326 3234
Pieter-Dirk Uys with his new novel
Pieter-Dirk Uys : Panorama (Missing Ink)
For twenty-four hours in 1987, Sibi Makhale is allowed to visit her dying father in the maximum security prison of Robben Island. The daughter of banned parents, Sibi comes face to face with two suspicious and frightened white Afrikaans schoolteachers resident on the island. It will prove to be a life-changing experience for all of them.
Over two decades later, Sibi returns to the island – now a World Heritage Site – with her two born-free sons. It is an attempt at closure for her, an adventure for her boys, and for the reader, a remarkable journey back from the dark past.
Pieter-Dirk Uys’ Panorama celebrates the people who, through their shared passion for a beloved country, managed to communicate and even laugh with each other in spite of fear, guilt and prejudice. This story about South Africa’s yesterday and today is inspired by Pieter-Dirk Uys’ internationally acclaimed play of the same name.
Author Brent Meersman
Brent Meersman’s Five Lives at Noon follows a generation of young South Africans turning 30 during the turbulent years from the release of Nelson Mandela in 1990 to the day of the first democratic election in 1994.
A young white man and a young black woman return from exile in London; a human rights lawyer searches for a missing comrade and his own redemption; and an ex-South African Defence Force soldier descends into the carnage of the civil war in KwaZulu-Natal. Their lives will be set on an inevitable, but unexpected, collision course.
Five Lives at Noon ventures into the very heart of the civil war and to KwaZulu Natal, the crucible in which the new South Africa was forged. As South Africa marks 20 years since the advent of democracy, these five lives uncover the price paid for that political settlement.
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