Nomathemba Dzinotyiwei

Aspiring writer. Moonlighting as an online editor. Dragon-slayer by day in the barren wastelands of Corporate South Africa.

Book Review: We Are The Ones We Need by Sihle Bolani

We Are The Ones We Need is an emotional and brutally honest account of the personal hell experienced by Sihle Bolani at one of the country’s major banks. Racism, sexism, toxic management and corporate indifference came together in this case to create the perfect storm of bullying and harassment.  Studies have shown that bullies deliberately …

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Book Review – The Memo: What Women of Colour Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table by Minda Harts

This book was clearly written out of frustration with the career advice offered to women in books such as Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg and Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office by Lois Frankel. It’s great advice but the majority of the standard-issue career tips they offer don’t always address the experience of a …

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Book Review: The Art of Possibility by Ben Zander and Roz Stone Zander

  They say dynamite comes in small packages. It’s a cliché, but I couldn’t help thinking how true it is in this case. This unassuming little book with a matt yellow cover is a mere 200 pages yet it contains unparalleled wisdom that applies to large corporate entities or any relationship between two people. I …

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“He’s not your man, he’s OUR man.” That is the essence of the story in these two books. Whether she’s called the mistress, the side-chick or side dish, the other woman has many names in every language. This story is told from her perspective. An innocent, nerdy engineering student named Lastborn Fierce Nkomo from Zimbabwe …

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The novel is set in Zimbabwe in the 2000s. The economy is ruined and the populace are scrambling for what few opportunities are left for survival in the city. Smart office buildings in the city now house a motley assortment of small businesses providing different goods and services, whatever is in demand at the time. …

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Book Review: Novuyo Rosa Tshuma’s House of Stone

‘It was the best of times and the worst of times.’ This is the opening line of a Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. For the Ndebele people of Zimbabwe the Gukurahundi massacres were the worst of times. The sheer violence, brutal rape and dehumanizing murders perpetrated by a black government against defenseless black …

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