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Audio Book: ‘A Father is Born’ by Tumiso Mashaba

A Father is Born

Written By Tumiso Mashaba

Narrated by Thabang Moselane

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The death of Neo “Snowy” Mashaba at 55 provokes an intense emotional reaction in his son, Tumiso, the author of this moving portrait of a relationship between a father and son. Tumiso is stunned by his emotional response, as his father was a distant and often brutal presence in his childhood. This launches him down the road of personal investigation of his childhood, but also what it means to him now as a father to his own children. Will he repeat the sins of his father? The author digs deep into his own psychology, providing a deeply satisfying read with well-drawn characters and moments of intense anguish and catharsis.

Covering themes of fatherhood, black masculinity, toxic masculinity, generational trauma, infidelity, abuse, and suicide and mental health, Mashaba creates a realistic backdrop of a gritty modern South Africa.

About the Author

Tumiso Mashaba is a journalist, writer, producer and
entrepreneur. In 2011 he was awarded the United Nations Foundation prize for his documentary, Forging Utopia, about refugees. He also worked as a Special Broadcasts producer for the SABC for a number of years, where he was responsible for coordinating and overseeing special broadcasts of national interest. He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology

About the Narrator

Thabang Moselane is an award-winning Radio broadcaster, having won two Liberty Radio Awards while at commercial radio station OFM. Thabang holds an undergraduate degree in Media Studies & Journalism, and an honours degree in Film & Visual Media from the University of the Free State.

Audiobook Details:

Published: November 2023
ISBN: 9781776193745
Narrator: Thabang Moselane

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