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 Connie Manse Ngcaba’s May I Have This Dance has just been named an Honor Book for 2016 by the Children’s Africana Book Awards Committee, based in the United States.

Connie has been invited to attend the awards ceremony at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC in October this year.

The autobiographical novel is a courageous story of a black South African nurse and community figurehead and was published in South Africa in 2014.

Find out more about the author and the award here