Sisonke Msimang in Conversation with Minelle Mahtani

Event Number: 15
Tickets: $26.00

Sisonke Msimang in Conversation with Minelle Mahtani

Tuesday, October 16
8:30pm
Studio 1398

1398 Cartwright St, Vancouver

One of the most exciting contemporary female voices, Sisonke Msimang, joins us with her internationally lauded book Always Another Country, a memoir of a nomadic childhood in exile and a beautiful and uncompromising story of her political and feminist awakening. Always Another Country documents her coming of age in North America and Africa set against a background of racism and political upheaval. Msimang’s experiences made her aware of the importance of writing one’s story and determined that “story is the antidote to bias.” She demands, “if a story moves you, act on it.” Her TED talk of the same name has been viewed more than 1.3 million times. So act on this: watch the video then read her book. You’ll want to hear more from this voice for our time.

Minelle Mahtani is a former television journalist for CBC and is now an Associate Professor at the Institute for Social Justice at UBC.