What About Meera

ZP Dala

Pulsating with life and colour and a considerable amount of black humour, What About Meera is the gripping story of a woman’s attempts to rise above her circumstances and take control of her fate.

What About Meera tells the tale of Meera Narain, a twenty-two-year-old woman from Durban who escapes her abusive arranged marriage to run away to Dublin, where she takes up a job as a care-giver at a school for autistic children.

An obsessive affair uncovers frightening truths about Meera’s childhood on a farm in rural KwaZulu-Natal, setting her on a destructive path of alcoholism and hallucinations. It is in this dangerous state that Meera commits a horrifying act and is ostracised from the world where she thought she would find happiness.


Z. P. Dala is a freelance writer and a psychologist.She has been the runner-up in several short story competitions, including an Elle short story contest in 2012, the sa Writers’ College Short Fiction Contest in 2013, and the Woman & Home Short Story Contest in 1999 and 2012. She was awarded second prize in the Witness True Stories of KwaZulu-Natal competition and was long-listed for the Orange Prize for short fiction. She has lived and worked in Dublin, Ireland, and currently lives in Durban.

» Author: Z.P Dala
» Title: What About Meera
» ISBN: 9781415207451
» Format: Softcover
» Release Date: March 2015
» Imprint: Umuzi
» Pages: 172
» Price: R190.00
Rights available Dutch and Flamish language market

Real Food, Healthy Happy Children

Kath Megaw

Real Food, healthy, happy children. The low carb solution for the whole family

In Real food, healthy, happy children Kath Megaw offers a research grounded yet easy-to-grasp guide on what to feed children at the different stages of their development.

Marrying practically with warmth, science with common sense and the experience of a healthcare professional with the intuition of a mother, Kath’s approach to how children should eat extends beyond the body-centred focus of nutrition.

Kath Megaw is a leading South African paediatric dietician and has been solving children’s eating problems for over 20 years. Together with a team of respected cooks, professionals , mothers and food lovers she created a book that understands children – and their parents.

Rights: available for European market
Publisher: Quivertree, Cape Town, South African
Publishing date: August 2015
Agent: Bieke van Aggelen

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