223pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017
Journalist Thuli Nhlapo writes about her unhappy childhood and how her experiences prompted her to search for the truth about her identity and uncover the family secret.
"Whilst exposing and exploding the impact of family secrets on people's sense of identity and well-being, it is also a celebration of one woman's determination to live her life to the fullest." Mmatshilo Motsei, founder of Afrika Ikalafe and Agisanang Domestic Abuse Prevention and Training (ADAPT)
"A meditation on a South african childhood, and a chronicle of a family whose fault lines were fractured because of apartheid." Khadija Magardie, Media Director, Magna Carta
"Heart-rending and humorous by turns, 'Colour Me Yellow' is tender-hearted, honest and unsentimental. It's a book that will make you cry, laugh and embrace hope." Fred Khumalo, author of "Bitches' Brew", "Touch My Blood" and "#Zumptas Must Fall, and other rants"
Thuli Nhlapo grew up in Pretoria, has worked in the communications and media field, both nationally and internationally, and has written for Drum, The Star, City Press, Mail & Guardian and True Love. She has published books in isiZulu and siSwati. "Colour Me Yellow" is her first English book. She is currently the Managing Director of her own media company, Thuli Nhlapo Media.