Originally published in the Michael House Rector’s eNews newsletter.
In a previous eNews I brought to your attention Muako Maepa and his recipe book entitled “Tell me
what You Eat and I’ll tell you who You Are” which he created during the 2020 hard lockdown.
On Friday 19 February Muako was lucky enough to celebrate the release of his book. Themed ‘An
evening with Muako’, a group of Michaelhouse boys joined a small, intimate and lovely event
involving 20 young guests at the gallery style Steyn City, in Johannesburg. Food was selected from
Muako’s book. The event was led by boys from Muako’s childhood, friend Robbie van de Steen
presided as MC, to Muako’s inspiring own words and this was followed by a touching thank you note
from Nathi Kumalo. In his book Muako says “I cook because it is different from what other kids do,
writing this book was not only about food, but proof that I could achieve what I set out do. During the
lockdown last year, I set out to finish writing my own book, I wanted to inspire and share food with
other kids my age”
Certainly, the book launch was about that, an evening of inspiration, food and boys’ banter. The book
launch will be televised on InsiderSA on Tuesday evening, 2 March, at 7:30pm on SABC 3 and
repeated on the following Saturday evening. You can buy the book online from Muako’s publisher
email@example.com and it will soon be on Amazon and in bookstores nationwide. On social
media, you can follow Mybook_Maepa on Instagram.