SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

Book Discussion: If you can walk, you can dance

Marion Molteno, Angela Impey, Alastair Niven

Date: 14 November 2017Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 14 November 2017Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Book Launch

Join us for a discussion with the author of If you can walk, you can dance, Marion Molteno

Winner of the 1999 Commonwealth Writers Prize best book from the Africa region. Now being relaunched, it traces the story of a young woman’s life on the run across frontiers, cultures and life-styles.

“An exhilarating book that celebrates the power of music as universal language, healer, political tool – the thread that links humankind across cultures and continents.”  Diana Burrell, composer

contributions by

Angela Impey, Associate Head of the Dept of Music, SOAS

Alastair Niven, Commonwealth Writers’ Prize chairman & Booker Prize Judge

Live Mbira music by Linos Wengara Magaya and Tim Lloyd

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