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Novel ideas: banging SA books that pass the small-screen test


Novel ideas: banging SA books that pass the small-screen test

From Lauren Beukes’s ‘The Shining Girls’ to Marguerite Poland’s ‘Shades’, add these to your must-watch list

Mila de Villiers

You secretly smaak’ed Gossip Girl, wept during Little Fires Everywhere, were unnerved by The Handmaid’s Tale, infatuated with Normal People, and captivated by My Brilliant Friend. 

Televised adaptations of American, Irish, and Italian novels have grabbed series-conscious bibliophiles worldwide – and Mzansi-borne literature is following suit.

From a series that debuted on Showmax in 2019 to the forthcoming audiovisual renditions of Lauren Beukes and Marguerite Poland’s books, these shows are definitely the ones to look out for. ..

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