What About Meera 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

  • Title: What About Meera
  • Author: Z.P. Dala
  • ISBN: 9781415207451
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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.After years of abuse at the hands of her doctor husband, Meera s fractured and damaged psyche sends her spiralling into a doomed relationship withWhat 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.After years of abuse at the hands of her doctor husband, Meera s fractured and damaged psyche sends her spiralling into a doomed relationship with Ian Gallagher, the father of one of her autistic patients The 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.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 See at randomstruik books w

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    2 thoughts on “What About Meera

    1. What About Meera by ZP Dala is one of those books I chose to read because I knew it would take me way out of my comfort zone, and not only that, but show me a slice of life I'm not privy to. Also, please just take a moment to appreciate the beauty of the cover. Just a little bit. It's even prettier when admiring the book in real life.The blurb on the back goes on about the book being "full of black humour" and goes on about a "woman's attempts to shape her own destiny" but that makes it sound so [...]

    2. - She saw things in parallel motion, in dark tones. Like two dots abhorrently removed, deleted. Like losing your mind, and answering newspaper adverts, and running and running to planes in the sky. Like bowing down at temples, and bowing to blue-eyed priests. Like committing adultery and becoming an outcast. Like husband who are wrong, husbands who bruise. It's all relative, she thought. It's all relative. - - It was not that she was afraid, it was just that she was not afraid enough. - - His na [...]

    3. Z.P. Dala was assaulted in a Durban street in March 2015, driven off the road by three men in another car, after a discussion at a writer's festival where she expressed her admiration for Salmon Rushdie's writing. I bought and read 'What About Meera' as a way of supporting her and supporting freedom of expression. I found it a painful book to read as the main character, Meera, careered between being a victim of dreadful circumstances in her life where she saw limited choices, taking her life int [...]

    4. A powerful, evocative tale of a woman's journey of loss and disappointment as she searches for herself in Ireland, and a chilling portrait of the previously indentured Indian minority group in South Africa she comes from. The last time I was moved as deeply by a book was when I read Shantaram. Artfully crafted, lyrical prose. Captivating from the very first line to the last.

    5. An incredibly poor read on the whole. To be honest I only managed to get half way.It is written by a South African writer (Z.P Dala) so I was prepared to give her a chance to make an impression. I had to restart the book three times and I think that was being too kind. I am sorry I persevered because the story just spiraled downwards. The plot and characters are so depressing. The book tells Meera's story and I couldn't relate her and just found her to be weak, annoying and just a pitiful victim [...]

    6. Extremely disappointing. I've never been this unhappy. I will try and read this book again in 10years time. Maybe. Just maybe; it might be what I expected it to be before reading.

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