Don’t miss the first South African launch of Sisonke Msimang’s new book The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela (24 May)
More about the book!
Love Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the first South African launch of Sisonke Msimang’s latest book, The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela.
Msimang will be in conversation with The Cheeky Natives.
Msimang is the author of the critically acclaimed Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home, which was shortlisted for the 2018 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award.
The death of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on 2 April 2018 unleashed a hailstorm of opinion. On one side, her legacy was cast by the media and public in the shadow of her sanctified ex-husband. Winnie was history’s loser. She was damaged goods; Nelson Mandela was whole and pure.
A younger generation, in particular women, took a different view, and so a battle of ideas began that sought to reframe Winnie’s career and reclaim her identity as an extraordinary woman and fierce political activist.
Msimang, an acclaimed author and public commentator, wasted little time in jumping into the fray. And when the dust settled, what emerged is this short but razor-sharp book which reflects critically on the turbulent yet remarkable life of Winnie.
Date: Friday 24 May 2019
Time: 18:00 for 18:30
Venue: Love Books, The Bamboo Centre, 53 Rustenburg Rd, Melville, Joburg
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408