Bellagio Residents/

Sisonke Msimang

November 2022 Cohort

Bellagio Residency: November 2022

Project: “Of mouths and sharks”


Sisonke Msimang is a writer and curator based in Perth, Western Australia, whose focus is on race, gender, and politics. Msimang came to Bellagio in November 2022 to work on a new novel about the relationship between South Africa and Zimbabwe, and the meaning of freedom for those who are forced to live in African diaspora communities.  She is known for her memoir “Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home” (2017) and “The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela” (2018), a biography of anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Msimang is currently a fellow at the WISER Institute, at the University of the Witwatersrand.

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