The book is a collection of messages from fans, colleagues and supporters of the award-winning thespian., The book includes a foreword by multi-award winning musician Sibongile Khumalo, and personal messages from producer Roberta Durrant, poet Xoli Nosenga and fellow actress Zikhona Sodlaka. A touching essay from her brother Mzukisi Ndara gives insight into her family life. The book concludes with final words from Vatiswa, detailing the ups-and-downs of her life in the entertainment industry.
A woman whom the public hasn’t fully known outside of the stellar performances she puts on every role she portrays, Vatiswa is one few people to put together a book of just pure gratitude, acknowledging the fans and pillars of her impressive career. With the many labels and boxes the industry may impose on her, she is determined to spread love and gratitude to the people who matter the most.
“There is a perception of who I am in the public and this book is not to change any perceptions but to say thank you to the people who recognize and see me. To the people who celebrate my art, my work, me as a person and those who secretly root for me. I am grateful. This book is from my heart to yours.” Commented the actress.
A recipient of the first Mzansi Viewer’s Choice Best Actress award, voted for by the public, Vatiswa is also interested in using the book as a tool to raise awareness on the stroke epidemic, inspired by her mother Ms Princess Ndara who suffered a stroke. “My mother suffered a stroke and I soon realized how short life is and how important it is to live a healthy life. A percentage of this book’s proceeds will go into the Princess Page Foundation, where we aim to educate and advocate for people battling strokes.” Commented Vatiswa.
Vatiswa is known for her jaw-dropping roles in shows such as Igazi, Generations, Home Affairs, Harvest and Nomzamo among many others. A seasoned radio personality and big-screen actress, Vatiswa believes she hasn’t even begun.
The book is available at www.vatiswandara.co.za