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A Conversation with Sisonke Msimang, Author of the New Memoir, “Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home,” and Sean Jacobs, Associate Professor of International Affairs at The New School

A Conversation with Sisonke Msimang, author of the new memoir, Always another country: A memoir of exile and homeand Sean Jacobs, associate professor of International Affairs at The New School

The event will take place September 26, 2018 at 7-9:00 PM.

Starr Foundation Hall, UL102

University Center

63 Fifth Avenue

The New School


Sisonke Msimang is the author of Always Another Country: A memoir of exile and home. She is a South African writer whose work is focuses on race, gender, and democracy. She has written for a range of international publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Guardian, Newsweek and Al Jazeera.

Praise for Always Another Country: A memoir of exile and home:

“Sisonke Msimang’s Always Another Country (Jonathan Ball) is my favourite kind of memoir, so lyrical and dreamlike that it reads like a novel. It’s an artful meditation on exile and return, womanhood and motherhood unfolding against the backdrop of post-apartheid South African politics.” -Taie Selasi, author of Ghana Must Go.

“Few of us have felt the grinding force of history as consciously or as constantly as Sisonke Msimang. Her story is a timely insight into a life in which the gap between the great world and the private realm is vanishingly narrow and it bears hard lessons about how fragile our hopes and dreams can be.” -Tim Winton

“Brutally and uncompromisingly honest, Sisonke’s beautifully crafted storytelling enriches the already extraordinary pool of young African women writers of our time.” -Graça Machel, Minister for Education and Culture of Mozambique

 

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