10 South African Biographies You Should Know

8. The Kelly Khumalo Story by Melinda Ferguson

This book tracks the life and times of the fallen township pop princess Kelly Khumalo her fall from grace, disastrous relationships with men, her addiction to cocaine, and finally her hard fought battle back to sanity and her real love music.

Offering a rare glimpse into the backstage of the South African music industry, obsession with sensation and backstabbing, this is a tale of highs, lows, and personal successes. Told by a mentor and friend of Khumalo’s along with her manager, the story provides readers with intimate and brutally real access to her journey of rebuilding and redemption.