Tumi Morake, Trevor Noah and Lesego Tlhabi popular known as Coconutkels are three comedians who decided to add author title under their belts. While still enjoying your quite time moment in lockdown, you can get hold of these books written by our very own comics and enjoy their storytelling. Both Tumi and Trevor’s books are memoirs, while Coconutkels is leaning towards satire.
About Tumi Morake’s book ‘And Then Mama Said …: Words that Set My Life Alight’
Tumi Morake 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 the one that gave her the courage to join a white, Afrikaans radio station and comment about apartheid on air. – Penguin Random House
About Coconutkels’s book ‘Coconut Kelz’s Guide to Surviving This Shithole’
Coconut Kelz (‘Kelello, but call me Kelz!’) is a young Caucasian woman trapped in a black woman’s body. Kelz lives in – and tries never to leave – Sandton and is a staunch member of the DA. She often takes issue with her reverse racist dad, while her mother has to remind her that Braai Day is actually called all Heritage Day. – Jonathanball
About Trevor’s book Born A Crime
“You’d be hard-pressed to find a comic’s origin story better than the one Trevor Noah serves up in Born a Crime. . . . [He] developed his aptitude for witty truth telling [and]…every hardscrabble memory of helping his mother scrape together money for food, gas, school fees, and rent, or barely surviving the temper of his stepfather, Abel, reveals the anxious wellsprings of the comedian’s ambition and success. If there is harvest in spite of blight, the saying goes, one does not credit the blight-but Noah does manage to wring brilliant comedy from it.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
All these three books are available where books are sold, please check them out and get hold of them!