Dance With A Poor Man's Daughter

Dance With A Poor Man's Daughter


'Immensely moving and readable' The Times

'My name is Lily Daniels and I live in The Valley . . . Some of us, like my mother, don't live here any more. People say she went on the Kimberley train to try for white and I mustn't blame her because she could get away with it even if we didn't believe she would.'

Through the sharp yet loving eyes of eleven-year-old Lily we see the whole vivid culture of the Cape Coloured community at the time when apartheid threatened its destruction.

As Lily's beautiful but angry mother returns to Cape Town, determined to fight for justice for her family, so the story of Lily's past - and future - erupts. Dance with a Poor Man's Daughter is a powerful and moving tribute to a richly individual people.


  • Immensely moving and readable
    The Times

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Pamela Jooste

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