Book Review: Being Boss – Jess Mouneimne
May14

Book Review: Being Boss – Jess Mouneimne

By: Zama Khumalo In business, the one element that is always appreciated from any author in a non-fictional sphere, is honesty. Author Jess Mouneimne has a book called “Being Boss”, the book speaks about how to make it as an entrepreneur in the Small to Medium business sized sector. She has a given a microscopic introspection, on how she made it in her line of business, which is Public Relations. She divulges about her drug addiction...

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The Different Faces Of My life – Mantsha Khuzwayo
Apr24

The Different Faces Of My life – Mantsha Khuzwayo

By: Zama Khumalo On a daily occurrence in our journey of life, each step is faced with a new challenge. As to how we face those challenges, it is entirely up to us. One element, as human beings that differentiates us from one another, is the ability to face different encounters and have the capacity to tell a story about it. That is the beauty and commonality about humankind. Author Mantsha Khuzwayo, has grasped this element in a...

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SA Music Icon & Actress Marah Louw Writes Tell-all Book
Mar21

SA Music Icon & Actress Marah Louw Writes Tell-all Book

‘Show business as we know it is very unpredictable. For a few years I was the talk of the town. It was getting hard to even go shopping without being mobbed by fans.’ – Marah Louw With a career spanning over 40 years, Marah Louw is counted among South Africa’s musical and entertainment industry royalty and has a powerful and memorable story to tell. This book is the reader’s front-row ticket to the joys, sadness, triumphs and setbacks...

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Book Review | Dub Steps By Andrew Miller
Jan27

Book Review | Dub Steps By Andrew Miller

By: Beverley Dias Dub Steps is the 2015 Dinane Debut Fiction Award winner and the work of freelance writer, Andrew Miller. The title invokes curiosity and I was pleased to discover that my guess wasn’t too far off the mark. Dub Steps is a reference to the dub music of “Scratch” Lee Perry and a tongue in cheek play on the author’s intention to keep things in a constant state of motion. The genre of the book initially put a damper on my...

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Book Review | Sacrifices By Roger Smith
Oct23

Book Review | Sacrifices By Roger Smith

By: Beverley Dias Let me start by clarifying that I have never been a fan of the crime and ‘whodunit’ genre, so I needed convincing to read this novel. It is an acquired taste, but I am pleased to announce that my palate is ready. Will I be rushing out to stock up on Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock? No, but I am looking forward to checking out more of Smith’s work. I loved this book and even after I completed reading it, its...

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Book Review | Postmortem By Maria Phalime
Jul17

Book Review | Postmortem By Maria Phalime

By: Beverley Dias Postmortem is Maria Phalime’s début offering which won her the inaugural City press Non-fiction Award.  I expected the book to be a whiny, ‘blame game’ piece where the author attempts to justify her actions by heaping responsibility on others for her ‘failure’ to endure. However, the beautifully written memoir is a sad, gripping account of her journey from humble beginnings in Soweto, where she describes her...

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