Comedienne Tumi Morake has finally released her debut book. From presenting on both TV and radio, to impressing viewers of Mzanzi Magic’s The Queen with her acting skills – the media personality can now add the title of author to her many talents. In the book titled And Then Mama Said…, the 36-year-old promises to tell-all about her life.
“And Then Mama Said… is the voice of Tumi in private, as well as a behind-the-scenes perspective of a pioneering South African star who has been both deeply loved and viciously hated by her audiences,” she explained.
Having found herself in controversy more than once, the comedienne also dwells on the events in her memoir.
“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.”
The book is also based on how Tumi 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 took on stage in the mostly male space of stand-up comedy.
And Then Mama Said… will be out in October and will retail for R220.