|Namgu’s Escape Theory
University of Namibia Press, October 2020
ǀNamgu 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. ǀNamgu’s Escape Theory follows her journey through psychotherapy and social support to deal with the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that engulfs her.
Bold, insightful and raw, ǀNamgu’s Escape Theory is a début 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.
“The writing is superb and the subject matter topical and engaging - a lovely page turner representing
a fresh new voice.”
Katie Crouch, New York Times bestselling author of Girls in Trucks
This book will “have a major positive impact on the lives of many people, especially students or
teenagers who have the same fears as ǀNamgu.”
Nyomonee Tjihukununa, Student Councillor, University of Namibia
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Beauty Boois is a wellness counsellor, writer, performance artist, yoga teacher, entrepreneur and blogger. She holds an Honours degree in Clinical Psychology as well as qualifications in Marketing Management, Yoga Psychology and Teaching English