This book does not condemn Winnie Mandela, nor does it seek to exonerate her: Sisonke Msimang on why she wrote The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela
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Sisonke Msimang has shared a video in which she talks about why she decided to write her new book, The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela.
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 Resurrection of Winnie Mandela is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.
‘If you’re looking for a book that seeks to condemn Winnie Mandela this is not going to be a book that you enjoy,’ Msimang says. ‘And if you are looking for a book that seeks to exonerate her and create her as though she was perfect, this is also not the book for you.
‘I have tried to do something far more complicated, which is to weigh in on what she meant to us as the nation, and what her legacy means for us today as we head into a very contentious election in 2019.’
Watch the video:
Sisonke Msimang, author of Always Another Country, discusses her new book The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela, out now in stores nationwide.
Posted by Jonathan Ball Publishers on Wednesday, November 21, 2018