Tumi Morake. Picture: YouTube

Comedian and media personality, Tumi Morake, will release her much-anticipated debut book, "And Then Mama Said" in October.

The book is the voice of Tumi in private, as well as a behind-the-scenes perspective of a pioneering South African star who has been deeply loved and viciously hated by her audiences.


Throughout her story, she carries the voice of her mother, and with it the indispensable life lessons that made her who she is today.

The book is a must-read for fans of Tumi Morake; a look behind the scenes of the entertainment industry and its scandals; an inspiring read of her rise from humble beginnings to fame and fortune and a sneak into issues of racism and cyberbullying.

And Then Mama Said is the real, unfiltered story of Tumi Morake.

The wife and mother of three also 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.

Aside from the new feather in her cap, Morake’s comedy career spans more than 11 years and with numerous outstanding credentials under her belt, and she continues to be a formidable force in the comedy industry.

Her edgy and unpredictable brand of comedy has wowed audiences around the globe. When she’s not on stage, Morake can also be seen on our TV screens hosting "WTFTUMI" and "Point of Order", as well as channelling her talents into writing, acting and producing.

Morake has dabbled in radio and remains one of South Africa’s most sought-after acts.  She also sits on the board of directors at Summat Training Institute and St. Aquinas College.

The book is now available for pre-sale on various online platforms.