TV host and actress announced that she will release her highly anticipated debut book, And Then Mama Said, in the first week of October.

Morake modelled her public persona on her mother’s personality, which she took on stage in the mostly male space of stand-up comedy, and it is the one that gave her the courage to comment about apartheid on air.

In the book, Morake talks frankly 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.

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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 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 peek into issues of racism and cyber-bullying.