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Sisonke Msimang

Sisonke Msimang

    ​On hope and the death of nostalgia in South Africa
    ​On hope and the death of nostalgia in South Africa
    On the day South Africa’s new president is sworn in, fighter pilots take to the air in a show that makes the crowds at Pretoria’s Loftus...
    Politicians, media must make peace
    Politicians, media must make peace
    The Zondo state capture commission has reminded us of just how much pressure the Jacob Zuma administration put on the media over the past decade....
    Reimagining an unburdened Winnie
    Reimagining an unburdened Winnie
    Winnie Mandela, she
    Flying home: He was always free
    Flying home: He was always free
    “My meaning is specific: [Song of Solomon] is about black people who could fly. That was part of the folklore of my life; flying was one of...
    Trump rage ignores the truth
    Trump rage ignores the truth
    There can be no better illustration of the folly of victimhood and outrage than the furore surrounding US President Donald Trump's comments about poor...
    Are South Africa's anti-corruption crusaders racist?
    Are South Africa's anti-corruption crusaders racist?
    In the last few weeks, more attention has been focused on South African President Jacob Zuma than usual because of the release of an explosive new book — 'The...
    How courts, media conspire to brutalise us
    How courts, media conspire to brutalise us
    WRITING ABOUT RAPE
    When you think of heroes, rather listen to your heart
    When you think of heroes, rather listen to your heart
    My sisters and I are freedom’s children, born into the ANC and nurtured within a revolutionary community whose sole purpose was to fight...
    The Pied Piper of the broken-hearted: HIV activist Prudence Mabele
    The Pied Piper of the broken-hearted: HIV activist Prudence Mabele
    Prudence Mabele – Pru – was my guide to the new South Africa. She didn’t give you a choice about friendship. She just showed up. We met in...
    ​We need to reclaim the headlines
    ​We need to reclaim the headlines
    This year headline stories were about the same small cast of characters. Every week new titbits were added to the stories; micro-developments...
    Can South Africans be friends across 'racial' boundaries? Yes and no.
    Can South Africans be friends across 'racial' boundaries? Yes and no.
    Now that the season of realpolitik is upon us in South Africa and the rainbow nation ...
    My journey of reading women, writing as a woman and growing a wide heart
    My journey of reading women, writing as a woman and growing a wide heart
    There have been a few discussions lately about women’s writing. There are some who believe that women’s words are less important than men’s...