Don’t miss the launch of Nozibele Mayaba’s brave and honest memoir Positively Me at Book Circle Capital (11 May)
 More about the book!

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Book Circle Capital invite you to the launch of Positively Me by Nozibele Mayaba!

Mayaba will be in conversation with Sewela Langeni at the launch.

About the book

Born in Qgeberha in the 1990s, popular Aids activist Nozibele Mayaba’s upbringing was one of struggle and strife. She was raised by the tough hand of her mother in the confines of a strict Christian household. Nozibele strove to be the ‘good girl’ that everyone adores to win her mother’s approval and the affection of her absent father.

She lived by the book and was steered by her faith. Hers becomes a life of firsts. She is the first person in her family to travel overseas. The first to graduate from university. It is also her first love, with his infectious smile, that infected her with HIV.

This diagnosis throws her life into disarray. Fearing stigma and feeling the need to maintain her ‘good girl’ image, she kept her status a secret. However, she soon succumbed to depression. It is in the aftermath, when she picks up the broken pieces of her life, that she finds purpose in all the pain she has endured.

She went public with her story in a video that when viral and launched her onto a new path. Nozibele, who has since got married and recently became a mother, has made it her mission to hold open conversations about her journey living with HIV.

Told with gut-wrenching honesty, Nozibele is at her most vulnerable in this brave account about what it means to live and love beyond HIV.

Event details

Date: Saturday 11 May 2024
Time: 14:00 for 14:30
Venue: Book Circle Capital, Shop 17-19, Melville 27 Boxes, 4th Avenue Melville
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Categories Non-fiction South Africa

Tags Book events Book launches Johannesburg Jonathan Ball Publishers Melville Nozibele Mayaba Positively Me Sewela Langeni

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