Controversy over the biography of Rachel Kolisi ‘s husband, Siya Kolisi

Controversy over the biography of Rachel Kolisi ‘s husband, Siya Kolisi

Controversy over the biography of Rachel Kolisi 's husband, Siya Kolisi


Springbok captain Siya Kolisi’s wife Rachel has spoken out against an unauthorized biography of her husband.

Taking to Instagram on Thursday, she shared the hashtag #SaveSiyasStory, printed in white on a black background.
In the caption to the post, she said a book about Kolisi was written and published without his consent by Jeremy Daniel during the 2019 World Cup.

She explained that at the time they were advised by their agent to not take action against the book since they no legal standing. She had hoped the unauthorized biography had “died out” since the announcement of his biography.

However, she acknowledged recently about an “updated version of the unauthorized book“ after someone messaged her saying they were excited about the ”new book”.

She added her husband has been through many struggles, a number of which individuals were unaware of, but that was his story to inform.

Rachel then called out the author for being a man benefiting financially from a black man’s story.
Controversy over the biography of Rachel Kolisi 's husband, Siya Kolisi

Ending her post, she called on Jonathan Ball Publishers to prevent printing the book and on “book stores and online sites to not support the selling of those books”.

Rachel also demanded all marketing material be removed. Asking people to remain faraway from unauthorized books generally, she called on her fans to assist her to get the word out about this book.