Alissa york, author of effigy with the great karoo, stenson has produced another outstanding historical novel, a masterly work at once original, subversive and significant. Samaras corner of the great karoo is a land of immense historical significance, of age old cultures, intrepid explorers, colourful pioneers and. The great karoo is alive with millennia of stories, from its remarkable fossil record to the many historical characters that traversed the land. A great many local names, each denoting different subregions of the great karoo, exist, some more widely, or more generally, known than others. Karoo described in south african atlases and guide books compare the map on the right with the map at the beginning of the article. The globe and mail fred stenson is a gifted writer of historical fiction, and the great karoo is an excellent addition to his oeuvre. Below is a map to locate the restaurant and hours of operation.
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