255 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014
A collection of reminiscences, criticism, essays and appreciation by family, friends, ex-lovers, academics, critics and fellow musicians.
Foreword by Hugh Masekela.
Contributors include Njabulo Ndebele, Charl Blignaut, Themba Fassie, Sam Mathe, Melvyn Matthews, Janet Smith, Tholang Tseka and Oscar Bathandwa Tyumre.
Singer Brenda Fassie (1964-2004) released several solo albums, including "Now Is the Time", "Memeza", and "Nomakanjani". Most of her albums became multi-platinum sellers in South Africa and "Memeza" was the best-selling album in South Africa in 1998. Referred to as MaBrrr by her fans, she was dubbed "Madonna of the Townships" by Time magazine in 2001.
Bongani Madondo is a senior writer at Rolling Stone magazine. He co-wrote the musical review, "MaBrrr: the musical".