The in­ner Tumi emerges in book

The Citizen (Gauteng) - - CITY -

Tumi Mo­rake, pic­tured, 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.

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 com­ment about apartheid on air. But there’s only so much you can find out about Tumi from the stage, the screen and the in­ter­net and she is proud to an­nounce the re­lease of And Then Mama Said, her de­but book, which will be on sale from the first week of Oc­to­ber.

It’s the voice of Tumi in pri­vate and a be­hind-thescenes per­spec­tive of a pi­o­neer­ing South African star who has been deeply loved and vi­ciously hated by her au­di­ences. Tumi gets frank about the race row at Jacaranda FM; the Jaguar car ac­ci­dent that cy­ber­bul­lies said she de­served; the bodysham­ing 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 the life lessons that made her who she is to­day. It also of­fers a peek into the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try and its scan­dals. – Cit­i­zen Re­porter

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