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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Sisonke Msimang. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Sisonke Msimang, often where they are interviewed.

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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Sisonke Msimang. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Sisonke Msimang, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 3.1 - Interview with Sisonke Msimang

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Our latest interview is live and could it get much better than the delightful, the brilliant and absolutely necessary Sisonke Msimang, Curator of the Literature and Ideas Program for the Perth Festival?'

Their big weekend is across 21-23 February and not much will get you closer than an intimate conversation in your ears, talking all things Festival and literature. And Perth. 

Feb 17 2020 · 39mins
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Sisonke Msimang: The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela

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‘With razor-sharp insight, Msimang writes in a reflective tone that contains both heartbreak and humour, as she navigates some often-overlooked complexities surrounding race, womanhood and class.’ – Cher Tan, Books and Publishing

Just some of the words that come to mind when thinking of Sisonke Msimang’s second book ‘The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela’

Written in response to her passing of Winnie Mandela, Sisonke’s book is haunting and inspiring.

In answering the question of redemption as it comes to iconic, powerful Black womxn, Sisonke is also asking the reader questions on our morality.

The book written in the second person contextualises Winnie Mandela’s life from before she was born to when she died. Sisonke skillfully and poetically converses with Winnie by reclaiming her and celebrating her. She writes about how Winnie encounter powerful womxn upon arriving in Joburg dispelling the myth that Winnie became political because of Nelson. She writes about the moment Winnie saw Nelson, their love - showing us that theirs was a deep, profound love.

Further, in the book, she writes about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and how Winnie was treated at this Commission, this allows us to question the true nature of the TRC and whether it was about truth. In the same breath, she holds Winnie to account by writing about the deaths of the 18 boys that Winnie may have been involved in. In this, she demands of us to hold Winnie to account for these deaths and to take some ownership in the passing of these boys. She writes about the mothers of these children and how they came head to head with Winnie demanding the truth.

In this book, Sisonke encourages us to use Winnie’s life to think about nation-building and Blackwomxnhood. It’s a powerful conversation about reclaiming our heroes.
Aug 12 2019 · 1hr 4mins

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Of Exile And Home: Sisonke Msimang (2019)

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The daughter of a South African freedom fighter and an accountant, the writer Sisonke Msimang was born in exile, and has lived on three continents. She has called the dream of freedom a kind of home for her, an idea beautifully expanded upon in her memoir Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home. Now based in Perth and working as an oral storyteller, Msimang has also published The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela, which charts the not-always-ascendant trajectory of one of South Africa’s most famous women. She speaks with Dan Salmon.

Supported by Platinum Patrons Carol & Gerard Curry.
Aug 07 2019 · 47mins
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Episode 1 - Sisonke Msimang talks about amplifying your voice and speaking out

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Change Voices is a weekly podcast exploring the challenges, successes and lessons of leadership through the experiences of diverse women leaders across Africa and beyond.

Hosted by frayintermedia CEO Paula Fray, we want the Change Voices podcast to contribute to changing and challenging the perceptions about who leads and who speaks about leadership.

Our inaugural guest is writer Sisonke Msimang, who is an acclaimed columnist and author of the autobiographical “Always Another Country” as well as the recently published “The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela”. She speaks about her struggles of a life in exile - transporting the reader to her childhood in Zambia and Kenya, her studies in North America and her return to contemporary South Africa with all its complexities and contradictions. A bold voice focused on race, gender and democracy, she has written for a range of international publications.

For this reason, she’s the ideal person to talk to us today about amplifying our voices, and the power and importance of speaking out, and speaking up.

You can find more information about the work we do and the @changevoices podcast on our website, frayintermedia.com or on our social media platforms @frayintermedia on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, where our frayintermedia teams involved in the production of this podcast will be posting regular updates and sharing the lessons as we go along.

If you have any specific women in mind that you’d like to hear from or if you want to support our endeavour, please contact Paula directly at pfray@frayintermedia.com or direct message her on social media.
Apr 30 2019 · 29mins

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Live! With Sisonke Msimang, author of Always Another Country

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Do we need heroes? Is curiosity underrated? How do we hold space for those we disagree with? How are colorism and racism intertwined? How do we resist the myth of entitlement and privilege? What does the commodification of black feminism look like? What is our plan for justice? So many questions - and many complex, nuanced answers with the South African author and voice for justice, Sisonke Msimang whose writing focuses on race, gender and democracy. Her book - Always Another Country - can be found on Amazon and more about Sisonke's work is available at www.sisonkemsimang.com/. Up/Root is masterfully edited by Kate Stephens.
Jan 27 2019 · 55mins
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WMC Live #269: Sisonke Msimang. (Original Airdate 12/9/2018)

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Robin on Trumper erosion of sexual-offense-survivor rights, Sudan’s new rape tragedy, an unprecedented push-back from Roman Catholic nuns, and women’s migraines. Guest: Sisonke Msimang, South African author born in exile, who found her global voice.
Dec 09 2018 · 50mins
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In exile, at home with Sisonke Msimang | ANTIDOTE 2018

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Sisonke Msimang is a bold voice speaking to race, politics, feminism and activism.

Msimang's memoir, Always Another Country, tackles the slippery definition of home. Throughout her life she has been haunted by an imaginary homeland. With great poetry, Msimang uses her personal experiences to examine philosophical and existential questions about how race and gender can impact identity and belonging.

She was in conversation with Edwina Throsby at ANTIDOTE 2018.

More talks at sydneyoperahouse.com/ideas

Nov 30 2018 · 59mins
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77. Sisonke Msimang on exile and home, hatred and belonging

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Sisonke Msimang on exile and home, hatred and belonging.

You can find out more about Sisonke, her recent book Always Another Country, and her other writing here.

Sep 06 2018 · 36mins
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Sisonke Msimang: Always Another Country

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"This book is both personal and political - it is about how I was made by the liberation struggle and how I was broken by its protagonists'."

- Sisonke Msimang

The Cheeky Natives sat down at a beautiful venue to chat to the incomparable #BlackGirlMagic Sisonke Msimang about her memoir 'Always Another Country'. Her book has only been out for more than a week and it's flying off the shelves.

Her memoir about exile and home is a vulnerable and honest account of her years in exile in various countries, her college years, love , friends and her family.

Our conversation is filled with laughs, joy and light.
Oct 26 2017 · 46mins
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Joy Phumaphi and Sisonke Msimang: This Is What Resistance Looks Like

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After seeing a mass mobilization of women across the world in January, one important question arises: What does a global women's movement look like? African women's rights leaders Joy Phumaphi and Sisonke Msimang discuss what they've learned, and how they envision the future of global women's rights. This thought provoking conversation is hosted by Peggy Clark, Vice President at The Aspen Institute and leader in the global women’s movement.

Jan 31 2017 · 44mins