New book is Author’s Way of Asking Forgiveness Through ‘Ghost Dance’

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Nancy Kapp sends her apologies to those who have been victims of the world’s many injustices.

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In this world, many have experienced injustices at some point of their lives. Author Nancy E. Kapp felt exactly how they feel having experienced harshness of life’s reality once. She authors the book “Ghost Dance” as an act of asking for forgiveness from all who have experienced oppression, especially all Native Americans, which she strongly believes were not given the proper compensation they ought to receive.

For a matter of four years, Kapp and her daughter have been homeless. Having seen and felt the sufferings of the homeless, she reflects on the inequalities. She looks back and thinks of the way Native Americans might have been treated. Through her poems, she seeks to ask for their forgiveness and she asks for everyone to join in her “circle dance” where hope is being shared and where a better world with no abuse is being longed for.

In her book full of abstract illustrations that go together with each poem, she expresses her emotions and artistic streak. In her poem “I Said to Mankind,” she asks a question for everyone to examine themselves – who they really are and if they understand what is going on around them. In “The Gap,” she reveals that there is a certain bridge everyone has to cross in order to achieve unity. In her poem “Karma” she warns everyone that what they do today will surely come back to them. In every line of her poem “Ghost Dance,” her pleas are evident, asking for the heavens to forgive everyone who have wronged a neighbor.

“Ghost Dance” is a not just a book to appease and ask for the forgiveness of abused ancestors. This is an artist and author’s expression of her sentiments toward injustice as much as a call to readers to be careful with how they treat their fellow human being. Albeit the many injustices of the world, hope is what the author shares in her lyrical lines. A kind of hope everyone willing to partake is most welcome.

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About the Author
Nancy E. Kapp is a person with lot of real-life experiences. In 1987, she was homeless with her daughter for four years; but now she is already a homeless advocate for a program in Santa Barbara, Calif. She says she is a late bloomer graduating from Cal-Poly University in 2003 with a B.A. in Political Science. Writing and artwork reflects her creativity and these two are her greatest passions. She believes that self-expression is true freedom.

Ghost Dance * by Nancy E. Kapp
Publication Date: September 6, 2013
Picture Book; $24.99; 60 pages; 978-1-4836-8993-7
Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 60 pages; 978-1-4836-8994-4
Ebook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-8995-1

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