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At first I was skeptical, but I ended up liking this novel a lot. Loved the humour and story telling The author transported me to an era that must have been very painful in sa society Was delightful reading about another culture and their experiences. This is the story of our nation South Africa and how apartheid destroyed families and called it law Your heart will break, you will love reading it.I don t think I have ever read a book that ended so satisfyingly before This story does not linger towards the end, it doesn t leave you with unsatisfactory questions nor does it have some convenient explanation for an occurrence of a sad event You have true closure when you finish it.It reminds you of how unexplainably cruel and dehumanizing This is the story of our nation South Africa and how apartheid destroyed families and called it law Your heart will break, you will love reading it.I don t think I have ever read a book that ended so satisfyingly before This story does not linger towards the end, it doesn t leave you with unsatisfactory questions nor does it have some convenient explanation for an occurrence of a sad event You have true closure when you finish it.It reminds you of how unexplainably cruel and dehumanizing apartheid was Because it is a story from a little girl s point of view, telling us about her family, friends and neighbours, it feels closer to the heart, you become part of her community There is no philosophy, academic point of view or rationale It s her life, with her family and the community that surrounds her She s too young to understand what time she is living in or what the term Group Areas Act means, but it affects her future and the future of everyone she loves One of my all time favourite books about South Africa.I loved the perspective of the child which is both innocent and also wise beyond her years. The apartheid regime committed many crimes but its forcing of the Cape Coloureds into exile was one of the worst A community resident in Cape Town from its earliest days was evicted and forced to live in the windswept sandy wastes of The Flats This bittersweet book, told from the perspective of a child, captures the terrible sadness of that event but focuses on the human story rather than the polemics As a Capetonian I found myself smiling a lot too Star Sweets Springbok Radio the Grand Pa The apartheid regime committed many crimes but its forcing of the Cape Coloureds into exile was one of the worst A community resident in Cape Town from its earliest days was evicted and forced to live in the windswept sandy wastes of The Flats This bittersweet book, told from the perspective of a child, captures the terrible sadness of that event but focuses on the human story rather than the polemics As a Capetonian I found myself smiling a lot too Star Sweets Springbok Radio the Grand Parade Tweede Nuwe Jaar all echoes of a childhood Books about apartheid South Africa can often be angrily strident but Dance With A Poor Man s Daughter manages the tricky feat of illustrating its dehumanising agency while depicting the joy of community and family This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Well worth reading Told from the perspective of a child, the author did a masterful job of revealing setting, characters and plot using language and descriptions that really felt as though they were coming from a 12 year old Set in 1970s Capetown South Africa, the novel tells the story of the destruction of an all black neighbor hood for the purpose of rebuilding homes for white South Africans Following Lily through the process of realizing that her neighborhood is going to be torn down, to t Well worth reading Told from the perspective of a child, the author did a masterful job of revealing setting, characters and plot using language and descriptions that really felt as though they were coming from a 12 year old Set in 1970s Capetown South Africa, the novel tells the story of the destruction of an all black neighbor hood for the purpose of rebuilding homes for white South Africans Following Lily through the process of realizing that her neighborhood is going to be torn down, to the conclusion of the novel, where her mother makes a choice for Lily s future that has dramatic repercussions for the family dynamic, Dance With a Poor Man s Daughter is a heartbreaking story of family love and loss I really enjoyed the writing style of this book convincingly wrtten from a child s point of view, and as an adult you can read between the lines of her experience to draw conclusions.I felt that I really got to know the time and place described, but once I was immersed in the setting, the lack of plot made this a bit of a drag to finish. I was interested in this South African set novel, having visited the country a couple years ago However, the detatched manner in which this story is told is just not connecting with me Halfway thru I ll pass on this one. {Free Epub} ß Dance With A Poor Man's Daughter Ø My name is Lily Daniels and I live in The Valley, in an old house at the top of a hill with a loquat tree in the garden We are all women in our house My grandmother, my Aunt Stella with her hopalong leg, and me The men in our family are not worth much They are the cross we have to bear Some of us, like my mother, don t live here any 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 exotic, vivid, vigorous 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