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Always Another Country: Sisonke Msimang in Conversation

Thursday 16th August 6.30pm

Crow Books is delighted to celebrate the launch of Sisonke Msimang’s memoir, Always Another Country.

Join us to hear Sisonke in conversation with Will Yeoman (Books editor & arts writer for The West Australian).

Ticket Cost: $10
Your ticket includes nibbles and entitles you to a special event price on the book of $25 (RRP $32.99)
Drinks can be purchased at the bar.

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/409632
Book now as places are limited.

About Sisonke and her book:

‘If I were given five minutes with my younger self—that little girl who cried every time we had to leave for another country—I would hold her tight and not say a word. I would just be still and have her feel my beating heart, a thud to echo her own—a silent message that, no matter the outcome, she would survive and be stronger and happier than she might think as she stood at the threshold of each new home.’

Sisonke Msimang was born in exile, the daughter of South African freedom fighters. 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, she reflects candidly on the abuse she suffered as a child, the naive, heady euphoria of returning at last to her parents’ homeland—and her disillusionment with present-day South Africa and its new elites. Sisonke Msimang is a bold new voice on feminism, race and politics—in her beloved South Africa, in Australia, and around the world.

Praise for Sisonke Msimang and Always Another Country

‘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

‘Msimang pours herself into these pages with a voice that is molten steel; her radiant warmth and humour sit alongside her fearlessness in naming and refusing injustice. Msimang is a masterful memoirist, a gifted writer, and she comes bearing a message that is as urgent and timely as it is eternal.’

– Sarah Krasnostein

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