South Africa’s beloved national hero shares his excitement on social media about finally having a confirmed release date for his autobiography “Rise.”
Written with Boris Straling, British novelist, screenwriter and columnist, it will be published in South Africa by Editions NB on October 4.
I’m delighted to say that the worldwide publication date for my new book, RISE, has now been confirmed for October 4th.
– Siya Kolisi (@SiyaKolisi_Bear) September 3, 2021
Kolisi says of the post: ‘There are so many parts of my story that haven’t been told and I think this is a great time to share them in the hopes of inspiring and motivating anyone who has faced adversity before. It was so important to me that my story was told from my own account and with the right editing group. I’m excited to partner with HarperCollins on a creative project we can both be proud of. ‘
In May 2018, Siya Kolisi was named captain of the Springboks, the first black test captain in the team’s 128-year history. His appointment was recognized around the world as a pivotal moment in South African history. The following year he made history once again by leading his team to victory in the 2019 Rugby World Cup, beating England in the final to become the first black captain of a winning team. of the World Cup.
Kolisi’s Life Story is the extraordinary story of a young boy from a poor township in the Eastern Cape who took the Springboks to their first World Cup final in 12 years and won the highest honor of rugby union. Born to teenage parents, Kolisi was raised by his grandmother after his mother passed away when he was just 15 years old. . Barely ten years later, Kolisi led his team to victory on the world stage in one of the most inspiring achievements in the history of the sport. Kolisi’s story is a story of stoicism, unification, and self-confidence.