Sisonke Msimang

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Sisonke Msimang is interested in belonging, memory and human rights and is the author of two books and many articles with The Guardian, New York Times, Washington Post and elsewhere. She is a contributing editor at Africa Is a Country, a popular culture and commentary website on Africa and its many diasporas, and has been a regular contributor to The Moth, TED, Q&A, The Drum, and writers festivals including Sydney and Melbourne. Sisonke has served as the Literature and Ideas curator for Perth Festival, and has mentored for The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Writer’s Festival and Africa Is a Country. Sisonke also presented and narrated Temporary, a podcast with The Guardian and the University of New South Wales. She has held fellowships with Yale University, Aspen Institute and Bellagio Centre, and holds a Masters degree from the University of Cape Town. Sisonke empowers and teaches people to share their stories; facilitates story workshops in one-on-one and group formats; and develops storytelling training resources.

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