26 Nov 2018

Always Another Country: Sisonke Msimang

From Nine To Noon, 10:06 am on 26 November 2018
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South African human rights activist and writer Sisonke Msimang's first book  Always Another Country is "a memoir of exile and home." 

The daughter of an ANC freedom fighter, as a child she was always moving and yearning for the day she could one day live in her longed-for South Africa.  By her teenage years Sisonke had lived in five countries  As well as the trails of a nomadic life, the book is about her bitter-sweet experience of trying to make post-apartheid South Africa home, before leaving it for Australia.

Sisonke is head of oral storytelling at the Centre for Stories in Perth. 

She talks to Kathryn Ryan about the notion of belonging and what it means to be home.