Don’t miss events in Joburg and Cape Town celebrating the launch of The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama! (15 Nov)
 More about the book!

In an inspiring follow-up to her critically acclaimed, bestselling memoir Becoming, former First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today’s highly uncertain world.

Penguin Random House will be hosting two events in Joburg and Cape Town to celebrate the book’s launch. Scroll down for details. 

There may be no tidy solutions or pithy answers to life’s big challenges, but Michelle Obama believes that we can all locate and lean on a set of tools to help us better navigate change and remain steady within flux. In The Light We Carry, she opens a frank and honest dialogue with readers, considering the questions many of us wrestle with: How do we build enduring and honest relationships? How can we discover strength and community inside our differences? What tools do we use to address feelings of self-doubt or helplessness? What do we do when it all starts to feel like too much?

Michelle Obama offers readers a series of fresh stories and insightful reflections on change, challenge, and power, including her belief that when we light up for others, we can illuminate the richness and potential of the world around us, discovering deeper truths and new pathways for progress. Drawing from her experiences as a mother, daughter, spouse, friend, and First Lady, she shares the habits and principles she has developed to successfully adapt to change and overcome various obstacles – the earned wisdom that helps her continue to ‘become’. She details her most valuable practices, like ‘starting kind’, ‘going high’, and assembling a ‘kitchen table’ of trusted friends and mentors. With trademark humour, candour, and compassion, she also explores issues connected to race, gender, and visibility, encouraging readers to work through fear, find strength in community, and live with boldness.

‘When we are able to recognise our own light, we become empowered to use it.’ – Michelle Obama

A rewarding blend of powerful stories and profound advice that will ignite conversation, The Light We Carry inspires readers to examine their own lives, identify their sources of gladness, and connect meaningfully in a turbulent world.

Event details here:


Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022
Venue: Book Circle Capital, 27 Boxes, Melville, Joburg

Cape Town

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022
Venue: Bootlegger Coffee Company, Gardens, Cape Town

Categories International Non-fiction

Tags Book events Book launches Cape Town Johannesburg Michelle Obama New books New releases Penguin Random House SA The Light We Carry

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