Contentious author and businesswoman, Jackie Phamotse officially releases the much-anticipated third and final book from her BARE trilogy, BARE III: Ego.
With this release, the award-winning author closes the chapter on her BARE phenomenon.
Her debut novel, BARE: The Blesser’s Game was published in 2017 and was awarded the African Icon Literary Award in Lagos, Nigeria in 2018.
It was followed up by the critically-acclaimed BARE: The Cradle of the Hockey Club which was released in June 2019.
Phamotse draws inspiration from her personal life experiences describes her latest offering as an African story of hope that can resonate with anyone in the world.
“It is a treasure to an African child who just needs hope, it’s a book that I feel is for everyone regardless of their gender or age. It is a cross-generational South African story that is also very global,” she says.
For Jackie, this is a testament of resilience and she hopes that the reader will take her life lessons to heart.
“I’m hoping that the reader will take my story as a life lesson. It’s a personal reaction to myself and what I was when I was 19-years-old, which is literally 11-years ago. I want them to learn from my mistakes and to also learn from the world and what it looks like outside their norm,” she adds.
“There is light at the end of the tunnel and if you work hard enough things will turn around. It does not matter if you are rich or poor – you can turn things around.”
The BARE story closes on a high note and is a testament that through resilience and bravery things can turn around.
Jackie Phamotse is a writer, businesswoman, social activist and philanthropist. Her work revolves around the narrative of women and children in Africa. Her stories are raw, well researched and extremely thought-provoking. Phamotse’s main objective is to create awareness and find long-term solutions to eradicate social ills. Her books are aimed at educating and empowering people to make better life choices, especially with the fast-growing rate of femicide, rape and many other social ills. Her work encompasses creating awareness around rape culture, mental illness and human trafficking.
Bare III, Ego is available at Takealot, UPPERcase Books, Bargain Books and Exclusive Books.
Watch Jackie’s interview on Podcast ad Chill with MacGee