Sisonke Msimang is a South African writer and activist. She has worked for the United Nations as an advisor on gender and human rights, and for a range of international aid agencies focussing on reproductive health and rights. She served as the executive director of the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, leading the foundation’s work on democracy, governance, and media freedoms. She has written for a range of international publications including the New York Times, the Guardian, Newsweek and Al Jazeera. Her first book is Always Another Country: a memoir of exile and home (World Editions).