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Born to South African parents in exile and raised in Zambia, Kenya, and Canada, Sisonke Msimang has held fellowships at Yale University, the Aspen Institute. and the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. In 2018, she was based in Perth, as head of oral storytelling at the Centre for Stories.

In 2019, she released The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela, an analysis of the complicated reputation of Winnie Mandela and her role in the fight against apartheid in South Africa.

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y separately published work icon Always Another Country : A Memoir of Exile and Home Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2018 13939096 2018 single work autobiography

'SISONKE Msimang was born in exile to South African parents—a freedom fighter and an accountant— and raised in Zambia, Kenya and Canada before studying in the US as an undergraduate. Her family returned to South Africa after apartheid was abolished in the early 1990s.

'Always Another Country is the story of a young girl’s path to womanhood—a journey that took her from Africa to America and back again, then on to a new home in Australia.

'Frank, fierce and insightful, Sisonke reflects candidly on growing up stateless, the naive, heady euphoria of returning at last to her parents’ homeland, and her disillusionment with present-day South Africa and its new elites. Hers is a bold new voice on feminism, race and politics: in her beloved South Africa, in Australia, and around the world.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 highly commended Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Non-Fiction
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