#ReadingRoom: Friday Black

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, book, reading, Friday Black, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Durban

“Fresh, exciting, vital and contemporary”. These are just some of the words used to describe this collection of short stories. Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s Friday Black has debuted with a bang.

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#ReadingRoom: Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, book, reading, Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life, Katherine Ormerod, Durban

I spend a huge amount of time on social media … for myself as well as the numerous clients I work for. There is no real cut off for me. The first thing I reach for when I open my eyes in the morning is my cellphone. The last thing I look at before I fall asleep is my Instagram feed. So, when this book landed on my desk I was a bit apprehensive. Could I be ruining my life?

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#SundayRead: The Necessary Marriage

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, book, reading, The Necessary Marriage, Durban, Elisa Lodato, Orion Books

#SundayRead: The Necessary Marriage Once you get past the slow start to this book and get to grips with the underlying commentary, I promise this novel will be worth the read. Jane and Leonard, 16-year-old pupil and teacher, fall in love in the 1970s and get married – against the…

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#SundayRead: Eve of Man

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, book, reading, Eve of Man, Durban

#SundayRead: Eve of Man Eve is special. She was the first girl to be born to the human race in 50 years. The story of her birth is tragic and dark. All her life Eve has been kept in seclusion – away from men or boys and away from the…

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#SundayRead: Vox

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, book, reading, Vox, HarperCollins, Christina Dalcher, Durban

#SundayRead: Vox I read The Handmaid’s Tale when it was first published. It’s one of those novels that stayed with me all these years later. Vox will be the same. In the last month, I’ve received two books with similar themes. In fact, Elle magazine says this novel is a…

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#SundayRead: F**k Plastic

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, book, reading, plastic, Durban

#SundayRead: F**k Plastic I’ve written extensively about my plastic-free journey this year. If, like me, you’d like to join the war on plastic, get your hands on this nifty pocketbook. It offers you 101 ways you can join the campaign. There are 51 trillion particles of plastic in our oceans…

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Sunday read: The ‘Adults’

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, books, reading, The Adults

#SundayRead: The ‘Adults’ Many things give it away – the quotes in the headline, the definition at the beginning of the novel. This is a novel about people who believe they are adults – mature and perfected – but who, in reality, are not. And to be honest, how can you have…

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Sunday read: Meet Me at the Museum

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, Sunday read, books, reading

Sunday read: Meet Me at the Museum I had two penpals when I was younger. Penpals? That’s a word I had to explain to my own Generation Z children, who only understand the world of emails and instant messaging. Every month I would receive a handwritten letter from Sylvia in…

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Sunday read: Our House

JustMeneesha, justmeneesha, Meneesha Govender, Our House

Sunday read: Our House Murder, property fraud, adultery, betrayal – Our House is brimming with suspense and twists. Fi arrives at her home to find a family moving into her house. The home she and Bram, her husband, had owned for years and had no intention of selling, suddenly belongs…

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Sunday read: indulge me an opportunity to reflect

JustMeneesha, justmeneesha, Meneesha Govender, reading, books, reflect

Sunday read: indulge me an opportunity to reflect Today, I want to reflect on why I read. I definitely have a “type” of novel I gravitate to. I definitely don’t read a book because someone says it’s a bestseller or because it’s been shortlisted for or the winner of a…

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