Tumi Morake’s debut book hits the shelves

Tumi Morake book And Then Mama Said

There’s only so much you can find out about Tumi Morake from the stage, the screen…and the internet. Her highly anticipated debut book, ‘And Then Mama Said’, officially hit the shelves on 8 October and is the voice of Tumi in private – a behind-the-scenes perspective of a pioneering South African star who has been deeply loved and viciously hated by her audiences.

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Tumi Morake has modelled her public persona on her mother – a charming and contentious woman who used her big, bold voice to say what others were afraid to utter. It’s the personality that Tumi has taken on stage in the mostly male space of stand-up comedy, and the one that gave her the courage to comment about apartheid on air.

“This isn’t my biography, but a collection of memories from my life. I have shared some of the things that have made me resilient and shaped the persona of Tumi Morake. I have often been asked to share my story and I thought what better way than by honouring the woman who made me who I am, my mother,” comments Tumi Morake.

In this must-read memoire, Tumi gets frank about the race row at Jacaranda FM; the Jaguar car accident that cyber bullies said she deserved; the body-shaming she endured on the set of Our Perfect Wedding; and her tumultuous relationship with her beloved husband.

Throughout her story, she carries the voice of her mother, and with it the indispensable life lessons that made her who she is today.

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