A Portrait of Grief

In Our Ghosts Were Once People, a new anthology about death and dying edited by Bongani Kona, celebrated author Sisonke Msimang writes about the multiple losses faced when her mother passed away. An intimate portrait of grief, it is both thought provoking and transformative.

Sisonke Msimang is the author of Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home and The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela. She has written for The New York Times, the Washington Post and the Guardian. And last week she won the Western Australian Writer's Fellowship at the WA Premier's Book awards.