Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina by Michaela and Elaine DePrince will be available as of October 14 through the usual outlets. Hardback and Kindle editions available.
DePrince, a war orphan in Sierra Leone, was adopted by an American couple and came to public notice as one of the dancers in First Position, the documentary film about the Youth America Grand Prix. After a year with Dance Theatre of Harlem, she joined Dutch National Ballet's junior company.
I find the Dutch version cover much more elegant than the English version. The title in Dutch translates as "They called me devil child" (!!)
In German, meanwhile, it's "I came with the desert wind: How my dream of being a ballerina came true"
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