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Pieter-Dirk Uys: The Echo of a Noise | Biography

Pieter-Dirk Uys


‘This is Pieter-Dirk Uys unpowdered. No props, no false eyelashes, no high heels …’

South African icon Pieter-Dirk Uys has been on stage over 7 000 times. In this funny and tender memoir, Uys reveals the person behind the persona. We meet his forbidding, musically driven Afrikaner father, his brilliant but troubled mother, and Sannie Abader, his Cape Flats ma who raised him in Pinelands, Cape Town.

Filled with photographs from the family album and 40 years of satire, The Echo of a Noise also features Pieter’s Paarlse ouma, his strudel-baking German Oma, his devotion to Sophia Loren, the invention of Evita Bezuidenhout, and the joys and sorrows of a remarkable life. 

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Pieter-Dirk Uys: The Echo of a Noise | Biography

Author: Pieter-Dirk Uys
Category: Biography
ISBN: 9780624086918
Date Released: 22 October 2018
Price (incl. VAT): R 280.00
Format: Soft cover, 196pp

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Pieter-Dirk Uys

Pieter-Dirk Uys is a South African legend, along with his fictional counterpart, Evita Bezuidenhout. He has written and performed more than 50 plays and revues...