Soccer legend Junior Khanye is set to release his new book titled Ghetto Ninja. The autobiography will highlight his journey from rags to riches.
Today we put the spotlight on local celebrities who have written books about their lives.
In 2017, Somizi Mhlongo released his autobiography titled Dominoes: The Unbreakable Spirit – The Somizi Mhlongo Story. He opens up about how he missed out on his childhood because of his career in the arts, coming to terms with his sexuality and more.
In October 2019, former Miss South Africa Basetsana Kumalo released her memoir Bassie: My Journey of Hope.
In the book, Bassie recounts her life journey, including her relationship with mentors like Nelson Mandela. She also shares her secrets to success and lesson’s she learnt along her journey.
On the 19th of September 2021, Siya Kolisi released his book Rise.
Affectionately known as The Bear, Kolisi is the first black man to lead the Springboks to World Cup glory. In his memoir, he opens up about his life; from being born into poverty to becoming the global superstar he is today.
Legendary singer/songwriter Mara Louw released her autobiography titled It’s Me, Mara.
The book is described as ‘as a front-row ticket to the joys, sadness, triumphs and setbacks that have been part of this legend’s life.’