|If you can walk you can dance
By Marion Molteno
Beautifully written, entertaining and moving, this book won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for the best book from the Africa region. The story of a young woman’s life on the run across frontiers, cultures and life-styles – and an exploration of the power of music.
As a politically naïve student, Jennie suddenly has to flee her native South Africa with a boyfriend she had almost decided to leave – to be stranded as an exile in neighbouring Swaziland. Fending for herself in a new culture, she discovers ways of living and a kind of music that she connects with unexpectedly strongly. Find out more...