Author/Editor: Marion Molteno


Marion Molteno has written two novels, A Shield of Coolest Air, and If you can walk, you can dance. The latter won the Commonwealth Writers Prize Best Book for Africa in 1999. 

Her short stories in A Language in Common draw on her experiences as a teacher of English as a Second Language.

If you can walk, you can dance. 1999 Commonwealth Writers Prize. best book for Africa

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