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Sisonke Msimang in Conversation with Minelle Mahtani, Vancouver Writers Festival

October 16, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-7

Tuesday, October 16


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 a Journalism and Cultural Geography professor at UBC.


October 16, 2018
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-7


Studio 1398
1398 Cartwright St
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9 Canada
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