Borders, Stories, and Transformation: An Evening with Sisonke Msimang '96

Starts 7:00 PM
Friday Sep 28, 2018
East Side Freedom Library

Join fellow alumni for an evening of conversation featuring Sisonke Msimang '96 and Kao Kalia Yang.

East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN  55106

Parking Information
Free street parking available. The library is just a few steps away by bus via the 61, 64 and 74 bus lines.

About the book...
Born in exile, in Zambia, to a guerrilla father and a working mother, Sisonke Msimang is constantly on the move. Her parents, talented and highly educated, travel from Zambia to Kenya and Canada and beyond with their young family. Always the outsider, and against a backdrop of racism and xenophobia, Sisonke develops her keenly perceptive view of the world. In this sparkling account of a young girl’s path to womanhood, Sisonke interweaves her personal story with her political awakening in America and Africa, her euphoria at returning to the new South Africa, and her disillusionment with the new elites. Confidential and reflective, Always Another Country is a search for belonging and identity: a warm and intimate story, and a testament to sisterhood and family bonds.

About Sisonke...
Sisonke Msimang was raised in Zambia, Kenya, and Canada, before going to the US as an undergraduate. She studied Political Science at Macalester College in the USA. Now based in Perth, Australia, she is Head of Oral Storytelling at the Centre for Stories, from where she travels regularly to the US, South Africa, and other countries. She contributes to publications such as The New York Times, The Guardian and The Washington Post, and has over 20,000 followers on Twitter (@Sisonkemsimang). Her TED Talk, ‘If a story moves you, act on it’, has been viewed over a million times.

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This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents and Families and Public

Sponsored By: Alumni Engagement

Categories: Alumni Events