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The Joy Dancer, by multi-award-winning dancer and  choreographer, Gregory Vuyani Maqoma, co-written with the  legendary Gcina Mhlophe, takes children on a jubilant voyage
through his extraordinary life. This is an autobiographical  children’s book brought to life with vibrant illustrations from the acclaimed illustrator, Elizabeth Pulles.


Gregory isn’t keen on soccer, but he loves to dance and jive and feel the energy and rhythm in the music that is all around him.

Dancing brings him joy – and an adventure more dazzling than he could ever have dreamed.

Take this amazing journey with Gregory Vuyani Maqoma, multi-award-winning dancer and choreographer, through his extraordinary life, and feel the magic of dance in this astonishing tale.


The Joy Dancer