And Then Mama Said...: Words That Set My Life Alight

Narrated by: Tumi Morake
Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
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Tumi Morake modeled 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. But there’s only so much you can find out about Tumi from the stage, the screen, and the internet. 

And Then Mama Said... is the voice of Tumi in private, a behind-the-scenes perspective of a pioneering South African star who has been both deeply loved and viciously hated by her audiences. 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. 

Narrated by the author.

©2018 Penguin Random House (P)2019 Penguin Random House

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Written from the soul, feel it in your gut

One of the most personal audiobooks I’ve ever listened to. It started off a little bit slow, but it builds up from that foundation to a never-ending climax that spans the entire second half of the book. Couldn’t put it down in the last four chapters!

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Meaningful and Resonation

Loved it, I related to it. it times it felt like my story too. Awesomely written, narrated and interesting