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 school teachers 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. 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, Panorama.
‘Uys brings home forcefully the psychological truth that those who engage in oppression – even if they do not take an active part in it – are prisoners of the system as much as the oppressed’ – The Philadelphia Inquirer
‘It avoids the all too easy judgemental stance of so much political drama’ – TNT London
‘Panorama, a wrenching comedy’ – Business Day
AUTHOR Pieter-Dirk Uys
Publishing Date 2013
Format Paperback; 151mm x 227mm (Portrait)