Meet author Jackie Phamotse this weekend

This weekend is the chance to as author businesswoman, social activist and philanthropist Jackie Phamotse will be in Mbombela this Sunday.

She’ll be at Ilanga Mall for a book signing of her latest read, Mercy. She will also be hosted by a book club, BookHive, on the day where she will discuss her books in depth.

BookHive’s Bobo Lukhele said after not being able to host any events during the lockdown, it couldn’t have been a better time than now to have Jackie.

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“Those who do not have the books will get an opportunity to purchase them and have them signed by the author. She will also be in discussion with one of our members, Mpumi Mbethe, before a floor for questions is opened,” said Lukhele.

Phamotse’s debut novel, BARE: The Blesser’s Gamewas published in 2017 and was awarded the African Icon Literary Award in Lagos, Nigeria in 2018. It inspired her second book titled I tweet what I like by the late struggle icon Steve Biko, I write what I like. Her second novel BARE: The Cradle of The Hockey Club was released in June 2019. Others include Ego, Liwa and Mercy, which was recently published.

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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 aim 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.

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