The inner Tumi emerges in book
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