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The Resource Always Another Country

Always Another Country

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Always Another Country
Title
Always Another Country
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Summary
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.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.Sisonke has held fellowships at Yale University, the Aspen Institute and the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and is a regular contributor to the Guardian, Daily Maverick and New York Times. She now lives in Perth, Australia, where she is head of oral storytelling at the Centre for Stories.'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'A brave and intimate journey. Msimang delivers a deep call for fierce courage in the face of hypocrisy and compassion when faced with our shared humanity.' Yewande Omotoso, author of The Woman Next Door'Sisonke Msimang kindles a new fire in our store of memoir, a fire that will warm and singe and sear for a long, long while.' Njabulo S. Ndebele, author The Cry of Winnie Mandela
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Msimang, Sisonke
Nature of contents
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Multi-Cultural
  • African American Nonfiction
  • Nonfiction
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Always Another Country
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OVERDRIVE:fce6d42a-7390-4521-aaab-e91373f7b66d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925626773
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Always Another Country
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fce6d42a-7390-4521-aaab-e91373f7b66d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925626773
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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