Author: Connie Manse Ngcaba
May I have this Dance tells the courageous and moving story of Connie Manse Ngcaba, who grew up in the Eastern Cape, where she became a nurse, community figurehead and a leading voice of dissent against the apartheid regime. Her sense of justice and morality, and her compassion for those around her, brought her into frequent conflict with the government, culminating in her being detained for a year without trial at the age of 57.
It is also the story of the strength of family ties, and the triumph of Connie’s love for her husband and children.
Named an Honor Book for 2016 by the Children’s Africana Book Awards Committee, which is based in the United States.
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