Photo credit: Nick White

Photo credit: Nick White

SISONKE MSIMANG

Agent: Isobel Dixon

Biography: Sisonke Msimang is a writer and columnist with the Daily Maverick in South Africa.  She has held fellowships at Yale University, the Aspen Institute and the University of Witswatersrand in Johannesburg.  She was born in Swaziland to parents who were political exiles, and raised in Zambia, Kenya and Canada, before going to the US as an undergraduate.  Her family returned to South Africa after the release of Nelson Mandela and the unbanning of liberation movements in the early 1990s.  She currently lives on planes, navigating the distance between South Africa and Australia. 

ALWAYS ANOTHER COUNTRY Memoir, 320 pages Jonathan Ball, October 2017 Msimang writes about her exile childhood in Zambia and Kenya, young adulthood and college years in North America, and return to South Africa in the euphoric 1990s. She reflects candidly on her discontent and disappointment with present-day South Africa but also on her experiences of family, romance, and motherhood, with the novelist’s talent for character and pathos. Her bitter-sweet memoir is at heart a chronicle of a coming-of-age

ALWAYS ANOTHER COUNTRY

Memoir, 320 pages
Jonathan Ball, October 2017

Msimang writes about her exile childhood in Zambia and Kenya, young adulthood and college years in North America, and return to South Africa in the euphoric 1990s. She reflects candidly on her discontent and disappointment with present-day South Africa but also on her experiences of family, romance, and motherhood, with the novelist’s talent for character and pathos. Her bitter-sweet memoir is at heart a chronicle of a coming-of-age