Don’t miss the Gauteng launches of Kumi Naidoo’s forthcoming memoir Letters to My Mother: The Making of a Troublemaker (1-3 Nov)
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Join Jacana Media at the Gauteng launch events for Kumi Naidoo’s forthcoming memoir Letters to My Mother: The Making of a Troublemaker.

‘Once you’ve read this book you will never be the same again.’ – Noel Daniels, CEO Cornerstone Institute

Growing up in apartheid-era Chatsworth, Naidoo tells how his mother’s suicide when he was just 15 years old acted as a catalyst for his journey into radical action against the apartheid regime.

In this revelatory and intimate story, Naidoo describes his political awakening, and his experiences as a young community organiser and underground ANC activist during the 1980s. His grief and anger became fuel for his efforts to help liberate South Africa and to build a better world.

Letters to My Mother will be in stores on 1 November.

Watch out for Naidoo’s author tour in Durban (5-13 November), Gqeberha (14-15 November) and Cape Town (21-27 November). Hope to see you there!

Event details

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Exclusive Books, Rosebank Mall
Tuesday 1 November 2022, 18:00 for 18:30
Welcome by Louisa Zondo
Moderated by Iman Rappetti

Love Books, Melville
Wednesday 2 November 2022, 17:30 for 18:00
Moderated by Yasmin Sooka
Panellist: Mongane Wally Serote

Exclusive Books, Brooklyn
Thursday 3 November 2022, 17:30 for 18:00
Moderated by Lukhona Mnguni
Panellist: Elizabeth Mokotong

Categories Non-fiction South Africa

Tags Biography Book events Book launches Elizabeth Mokotong Iman Rappetti Jacana Media Johannesburg Kumi Naidoo Letters to My Mother Louisa Zondo Lukhona Mnguni Memoir Mongane Wally Serote Pretoria Yasmin Sooka

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