http://www.polity.org.za
Deepening Democracy through Access to Information
Home / Author Interviews RSS ← Back
LUSAKA|Perth|Africa|The Daily Maverick|The New York Times|Africa|North America|Australia|Kenya|South Africa|Zambia|Macalester College|University Of Cape Town|University Of Cape Town|Jonathan Ball|Sisonke Msimang|Minnesota|The Guardian|The New York Times
|Africa||Africa||Kenya|Zambia||University Of Cape Town|||
lusaka|perth|africa-company|the-daily-maverick|the-new-york-times|africa|north-america|australia-country|kenya|south-africa|zambia|macalester-college|university-of-cape-town-facility|university-of-cape-town|jonathan-ball|sisonke-msimang|minnesota|the-guardian-published-medium|the-new-york-times-published-medium
Close

Email this article

separate emails by commas, maximum limit of 4 addresses

Verification Image. Please refresh the page if you cannot see this image.

Sponsored by

Close

Article Enquiry

Always Another Country – Sisonke Msimang

Verification Image. Please refresh the page if you cannot see this image.
Close

Embed Video

Always Another Country – Sisonke Msimang

Sisonke Msimang discusses her book Always Another Country. (Editing: Lionel da Silva)

23rd October 2017

SAVE THIS ARTICLE      EMAIL THIS ARTICLE

Font size: -+

In her much anticipated memoir, Sisonke Msimang writes about her exile childhood in Zambia and Kenya, young adulthood and college years in North America, and returning to South Africa in the euphoric 1990s.

She reflects candidly on her discontent and disappointment with present-day South Africa but also on her experiences of family, romance, and motherhood, with the novelist’s talent for character and pathos. Militant young comrades dance off the pages of the 1970s Lusaka she invokes, and the heady and naive days of just-democratic South Africa in the 1990s are as vividly painted. Her memoir is at heart a chronicle of a coming-of-age, and while well-known South African political figures appear in these pages, it is an intimate story, a testament to family bonds and sisterhood.

Advertisement

Sisonke Msimang is one of the most assured and celebrated voices commenting on the South African present – often humorously; sometimes deeply movingly – and this book launches her to an even broader audience.

About the author

Advertisement

Sisonke Msimang currently lives in Perth, Australia, where she is Programme Director for the Centre for Stories. She is regularly in South Africa where she continues to speak and comment on current affairs. Sisonke has degrees from Macalester College, Minnesota and the University of Cape Town, is a Yale World Fellow, an Aspen New Voices Fellow, and was a Ruth First Fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand.

She regularly contributes to The Guardian, The Daily Maverick and The New York Times and has given a very popular TED Talk which touches on events which appear in Always Another Country.

Always Another Country is published by Jonathan Ball publishers

EMAIL THIS ARTICLE      SAVE THIS ARTICLE ARTICLE ENQUIRY

To subscribe email subscriptions@creamermedia.co.za or click here
To advertise email advertising@creamermedia.co.za or click here

Comment Guidelines

About

Polity.org.za is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on Polity.org.za is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options
Free daily email newsletter Register Now
Register Close