This is the much-anticipated memoir by Sisonke Msimang, a woman who spent her childhood exiled in Kenya and Zambia; her early academic career in America; who is active in Human Rights, HIV and Aids, and gender issues in South Africa and internationally. Msimang’s voice is that of a dynamic and contemporary woman, set against a backdrop of the ubiquitous corruption in our country. Her memoir looks at what it feels like to have been a child during the apartheid years and an adult in the idealism of the rainbow nation, and the dissonance of the country as it is today in the reality of the ANC’s betrayal. She writes, not as a dry political commentator, but as a highly qualified woman; a mother and a wife. Her story is accessible, relevant, fascinating and brilliant. Highly recommended.