This month, in keeping with Sisonke Msimang’s memoir of Exile and Home and recommendations for social distancing, Museum of the African Diaspora invites you to join us online! Rather than cancel African Book Club, we’re going to meet up from the comfort of our homes via Zoom videoconferencing. So set yourself up with your favorite drink, click on the meeting link from your smartphone, laptop or tablet, and join us! Those of you who are so inclined, can give the rest of us a quick virtual tour of the place you call home.
Author Sisonke Msimang will join us to answer any questions from the group!
Sisonke Msimang was born in exile, the daughter of South African freedom fighters. Always Another Country is the story of a young girl’s path to womanhood—a journey that took her from Africa to America and back again, then on to a new home in Australia.
Frank, fierce and insightful, she reflects candidly on the abuse she suffered as a child, the naive, heady euphoria of returning at last to her parents’ homeland—and her disillusionment with present-day South Africa and its new elites. Sisonke Msimang is a bold new voice on feminism, race and politics—in her beloved South Africa, in Australia, and around the world.
The Meeting ID is the last digits of the link: 621 501 151
Password: None required
Dial-in number for folks without smartphones who only want to listen, not video conference: 669-900-6833
You do not need an account to participate in a Zoom session. Simply click on the link and follow the easy directions. For the best experience, download the Zoom app to your phone, laptop or tablet. It’s quick and easy. However, you may participate from your browser without downloading the app, but with limited functionality. Depending on the age of your computer, you may need a speaker and microphone to hear and speak. On a smartphone, just put the meeting on speaker or use ear/headphones for enhanced audio. Here’s a 53-second YouTube video explaining how to join a meeting: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-
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