Basetsana Kumalo celebrates the anniversary of the release of her memoir, “Bassie: My Journey of Hope,” which was published in October.
The book delves into the author’s life journey, offering insights into her experiences, relationships with mentors like Nelson Mandela, the secrets of her success, and the lessons she has learned.
In the memoir, Kumalo candidly shares the challenges of her high-profile marriage to Romeo Kumalo and the heart-wrenching struggles they faced in building a family.
The narrative expands to cover aspects of motherhood, maintaining a healthy work/life balance, and Kumalo’s commitment to paying it forward through mentoring young individuals she encounters.
Expressing her gratitude on Instagram, Kumalo acknowledged the impact of sharing her authentic story. She emphasized the importance of embracing the highs and lows of life, victories, and setbacks.
Choosing not to sanitize her narrative, Kumalo aimed for honesty, candor, and vulnerability, respecting the readers who have supported her.
In her Instagram post, she reflected, “Life is but a beautiful thing, with its peaks and troughs, with its highs and lows, with its wins and losses, with its victories and setbacks.”
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Kumalo extended her deepest appreciation to everyone who purchased a copy, emphasizing that her journey is intertwined with the readers who made her memoir a number one bestseller in 2019 and contributed to multiple reprints and the release of a softcover edition last year.
She concluded her message with heartfelt gratitude, saying, “I am because of YOU! Ngiyabonga.”