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Jackie Phamotse headlining Open Book Festival discussions

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Author, Jackie Phamotse will head to Cape Town in September for the Open Book Festival.

Since the release of her book, Bare: The Blessers Game, in March, author Jackie Phamotse has spoken at a variety of literary events and panel discussions. Now, she has been selected to headline a series of discussions at the Open Book Festival taking place in Cape Town this September.

Phamotse wrote on Twitter, “Good news I’ll be headlining a couple of discussions at @OpenBookFest check dates and times below 👇🏽I can’t wait to meet you in Cape Town #Bare #BareNation.” The discussion dates are 6 and 7 September.

Phamotse is currently at work on her second novel, Bare 2. The first book, which addresses the scourge of “blesser culture” in South African society, has come under fire for being punted as a non-fiction work, but being in fact a work based on a true story with fictional elements included for story purposes. On Wednesday, Phamotse tweeted about writing the second instalment, saying, “Writing this book has taken a lot out of me, it’s scary and heart-warming… but most importantly will give light on so many social issues. Those who see one side to a coin will definitely be shocked. It’s ok for now we will fight to help young people overcome their pain.”

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