Is the writer of  May I Have this Dance, a memoir  that  has just been published by Face2Face, a new imprint of  Cover2Cover Books.


Connie, now in her 80s, grew up in the Eastern Cape, becoming a nurse, a community figurehead and a leading voice of dissent against the apartheid regime.


Her sense of justice and morality, and her compassion for those around her, brought her into frequent conflict with the government, culminating in her being detained for a year without trial at the age of 57.


Her book is also a story of the strength of family ties, and the triumph of her love for her husband and children.