ISBN 9789991642598
Pages 168
Dimensions 210 x 140mm
Published 2020
Publisher University of Namibia Press, Namibia
Format Paperback

ǀNamgu's Escape Theory

by Beauty Boois

|Namgu’s Escape Theory was one of Brittle Paper’s 50 Most Notable African Books of 2020.

|Namgu is a beautiful, privileged girl from a wealthy family. As she steers through life at school and university, struggling to find her place in the world, tragedy strikes. Her life is thrown into turmoil as she battles to find an escape from loneliness, anger and depression. Even her soul-mate, Sophia, ‘the girl Carlos Santana sung into life cannot reach her, while her boyfriend Tangeni deserts her.

Bold, insightful and raw, ǀNamgu's Escape Theory is the first novel by talented young Namibian author Beauty Boois. It explores themes of identity, friendship, trauma and survival, and highlights issues of sexuality and mental health which are often seen as taboo in Namibian society.

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"ǀNamgu's life seems perfect. She’s beautiful and comes from money. But a deep shadow of loneliness and anger haunts her. Namibian author Beauty Boois’ debut offers a striking portrait of a young woman battling with mental health issues."

About the Author

Beauty Boois

Beauty Boois is a wellness counsellor, writer, performance artist, yoga teacher, entrepreneur and blogger. They hold an Honours degree in Clinical Psychology as well as qualifications in Marketing Management, Yoga Psychology and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). They are also an independent musician who regularly performs live music and poetry.