Sisonke offers an insightful and honest account of Winnie Madikizela’s life and activism. Written beautifully with astonishing sincerity and clarity. ~ Georgia
Winnie Madikizela Mandela’s death triggered the reignited rejection of the ongoing vilification of the activist, and so began a battle that sought to reframe Winnie’s career and reclaim her identity as an extraordinary woman and fierce political activist.
Sisonke Msimang’s short but razor-sharp book reflects critically on the turbulent yet remarkable life of Winnie. Msimang situates her political career and legacy in the contemporary context, what she means today in social and political terms, by exploring different aspects of her iconic persona.
This book is an astute examination of one of South Africa’s most controversial political figures and of the patriarchal character of the struggle itself.