420pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019
A memoir by South African actress and motivational speaker Ayanda Mangubane Borotho, in which she describes her bid to challenge cultural conditioning, social stereotypes and her family's expectations. She writes about her relationship with a gangster and falling pregnant out of wedlock. She also discusses being a young black woman in a white male-dominated corporate environment, her efforts to maintain her authenticity in the entertainment industry, and her struggle not to lose her sense of self once a wife and mother.
Ayanda Mangubane Borotho lives in Johannesburg.