Sisonke Msimang

OluTimehin Adegbeye wins the Gerald Kraak Prize for her essay ‘Mothers and Men’

OluTimehin Adegbeye has won the R25,000 Gerald Kraak Prize, which honours African writing and photography that ‘provokes thought on the topics of gender, social justice and sexuality’.

Don’t miss the first South African launch of Sisonke Msimang’s new book The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela (24 May)

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.

Award announcement: Submissions for the Gerald Kraak Prize will be kept open all year

News flash: From now on submissions for the Gerald Kraak Prize will be kept open all year round. Selections for the 2019 anthology will be made by the end of February 2019 – but new submissions are welcome at any time.

Does Winnie Mandela have ‘blood on her hands’? ‘Yes and no.’ – Sisonke Msimang discusses her new book, The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela

‘To ask that question of Winnie Mandela as though she were the only person engaged in the Struggle is to somehow exceptionalise her in ways that seem misogynistic, and that are self-serving and revisionist in their essence.’

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

Sisonke Msimang has shared a video in which she talks about why she decided to write her new book, The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela.

Join The Cheeky Natives for a discussion of Sisonke Msimang’s new book The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela at Bridge Books

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Bridge Books invite you to the launch of The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela by Sisonke Msimang.

The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela by Sisonke Msimang – a razor-sharp examination of the legacy of one of our most controversial figures

Sisonke Msimang’s new book The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela is out in November from Jonathan Ball Publishers.  

Redi Tlhabi joins chorus of furious voices over quotes on the cover of new Winnie Madikizela-Mandela book, Truth, Lies and Alibis

‘I AM APPALLED! HOW DARE YOU! HOW DARE YOU TAFELBERG!!!’ – Journalist and author Redi Tlhabi has hit out at Tafelberg Publishers for ‘underhand, dishonest’ conduct, after the publisher printed a quotation from her on the cover of Fred Bridgland’s new book on Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Truth, Lies and Alibis.

Otosirieze joins Gerald Kraak Prize and Anthology judging panel

The Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology has announced the appointment of Otosirieze to the 2018/19 judging panel.

New book alert! The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela by Sisonke Msimang will be published in October

The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela, the new book from Sisonke Msimang, will be out from Jonathan Ball Publishers on 24 October 2018.

Africa’s newest genre – the queer Afro-modern – showcased in As You Like It: The Gerald Kraak Anthology Vol 2

As You Like It: The Gerald Kraak Anthology Vol 2 brings together stories of self-expression, identity, sexuality and agency, all located within Africa and its legacy.

Don’t miss Sisonke Msimang at Bridge Books Maboneng for a discussion of Always Another Country with Eusebius McKaiser

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Bridge Books Maboneng invite you to a book discussion with Sisonke Msimang and Eusebius McKaiser!

Line-up of local and international authors announced for 2018 Franschhoek Literary Festival

The programme for the 2018 Franschhoek Literary Festival has been revealed!

‘They do not smile or welcome us but they let us in’: Sisonke Msimang recalls returning home to South Africa

The Johannesburg Review of Books has shared an excerpt from Sisonke Msimang’s new book Always Another Country.

Full Abantu Book Festival programme revealed – get your tickets now!

The full programme for the Abantu Book Festival has been revealed!

Interracial relationships, wokeness and the politics of black women: The Cheeky Natives chat to Sisonke Msimang

In her much anticipated memoir, Sisonke Msimang writes about her exile childhood in Zambia and Kenya, young adulthood and college years in North America, and returning to South Africa in the euphoric 1990s.

‘Writing as a craft is important to me’ – Sisonke Msimang chats to Eusebius McKaiser about Always Another Country

Eusebius McKaiser spoke to Sisonke Msimang about her first book, Always Another Country, on his 702 radio show.

2017 Abantu Book Festival line-up revealed!

The line-up for the second annual Abantu Book Festival has been announced!

Sisonke Msimang on the difficulty of writing about sexual assault in her new book Always Another Country

Sisonke Msimang’s much anticipated memoir, Always Another Country, was launched this week in South Africa. 

Join Sisonke Msimang for a coffee morning at Love Books to launch Always Another Country

Literary rockstar Sisonke Msimang is in South Africa to launch her memoir, Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home.