Always Another Country


Always Another Country


Always Another Country: A memoir of Exile and Home, was published by Text in Australia in August 2018 following it's 2017 release in South Africa. It will be released in the US and the UK in September, 2018.  

"Eloquent and affecting, Msimang's book explores the nature of belonging as it chronicles a perpetual outsider's quest for the meaning of home. A candidly intimate tale of a journey toward self-identity."  - Kirkus

‘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

"A coming-of-age memoir brimming with no-holds-barred honesty, Always Another Country is a story about love, survival, politics and home...With razor-sharp insight, Msimang writes in a reflective tone that contains with both heartbreak and humour, as she navigates some often-overlooked complexities surrounding race, womanhood and class. An excellent blend of both the personal and political, Always Another Country is a bold memoir not unlike Maxine Hong-Kingston’s The Woman Warrior or Daisy Hernandez’s A Cup of Water under My Bed—a tale that will sustain itself for generations." 

Cher Tan, Books & Publishing

"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."

- Taiye Selasi, author of Ghana Must Go. 

Watch Sisonke talk about her book, Always Another Country here and here and here

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