Episode 1: ‘Letters to my mother’ with Kumi Naidoo

What does a person do when losing both his mother – a working-class woman – and his son – a famous rapper – through suicide? Activist Kumi Naidoo decided to write a deeply candid memoire.

He bares his soul in this podcast about his moving book, “Letters to my Mother: the making of a troublemaker”. As he tells Charles Leonard, it’s more than just a powerful story of being an anti-apartheid activist during the turbulent 1980s, but also a book that will help people who have dealt with massive trauma, to draw strength, courage and find ideas of how to cope.

Hosted by: Charles Leonard

Guest Author: Kumi Naidoo

Playing tracks by: Herbie Tsoaeli, Bill Evans, Peter Gabriel, Lionel Richie and Riky Rick.

November 2022

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