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Always another country

Always another country by Sisonke Msimang

In Always Another Country, Sisonke Msimang writes about her exile childhood in Zambia, Kenya and Canada, her college years in the USA, and returning to South Africa in the 1990s. She reflects candidly on present-day South Africa, but this is a book about family, romance and motherhood; of childhood jealousies and adult passions, and what it means to be born into a life scored by history. Her memoir is a chronicle of a coming of age, for both a woman and a young democracy.


About the author

Sisonke Msimang is the author of Always Another Country: A memoir of exile and home (2017); and The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela (2018). She is a South African writer whose work is focussed culture, power, money and sex. She has written for a range of international publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Guardian, Newsweek and Al Jazeera and is on the editorial board of Africaisacountry. In 2018, Always Another Country was shortlisted for the Alan Paton Prize in South Africa, and received a notable mention in the Victoria Premier’s Literary Award.

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