Sisonke Msimang in Conversation with Minelle Mahtani

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.

Event Participants:

Sisonke Msimang

Sisonke Msimang

Australia

Sisonke Msimang is one of the most exciting contemporary female black voices in literature. Now based in Perth, Australia, she is Head of Oral Storytelling for the Centre for Stories, and travels frequently to the USA, South Africa and further afield. She regularly contributes to publications such as The GuardianThe Washington Post and The New York Times. Her TED Talk, “If a story moves you, act on it,” has been viewed over 1.3 million times. 

sisonkemsimang.com, @Sisonkemsimang