After reading the first two books of the BARE series (BARE- The Blesser Game and The Cradle of the Hockey Club), I think everyone become more curious to know how Treasure Mohapi escapes from the tight grip of her master, Tim Morgan.
I have been one of those people wondering if Southern Africa is not too small for Tim to find her. However, the latest instalment of the BARE series titled BARE III- Ego, shows you that the man might be powerful, wealthy, and a total monster, but his power has as an ending.
Although it is evident throughout the book that Treasure is exhausted, drained and life has been sucked out of her, you still see the fight in her to win in this power struggle she didn’t even know she’s in. And that is why I personally think that Treasure outplaying a man she thought held all the power by escaping, is going to help and give hope to many women trapped in such toxic relationships.
Even though this series is about Treasure’s life as a blessee, a life she once loved and then later despised, it also shed some light on some of the gruesome social issues grappling South Africa.
Corruption, sex slavery and the disappearance and murders of young women.
This book gives me a sense that as a young black woman, I am constantly in a battle to stay alive because there is always someone ready to kill me, another ready sell and other ready to buy me.
This is a book to read, not just for the love of reading but also for this generation and the next to be alert and armed against the monsters (men) living in the big cities ready to devour them.
Big up to Jackie Phamotse for yet another thrilling and breathtakingly account of our society’s dirty secrets.