My Bookshelf: May I Have This Dance

May I Have This Dance Book Cover May I Have This Dance
Connie Ngcaba

May I Have This Dance tells the courageous and moving story of my dear mother, Connie Ngcaba. The story is set in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, where she grew up and 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 a story of the strength of family ties, and the triumph of Connie's love for her husband and children. The final part of the book contains Connie's wise and insightful advice for younger South Africans.

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