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    'Little ice cream boy' by J Pauw

    Review: Little Ice Cream Boy by Jacques Pauw There are certainly more horrendous things than cockroaches

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    Stones Against the Mirror by Hugh Lewin

    Title: Stones Against the Mirror Author: Hugh Lewin Publisher: Umuzi/Random House Struik Stars: Four Stars (4/5) Copy: Nadine Gordimer calls this book “a fearless

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    About Shafinaaz

    Shafinaaz Hassim is a sociologist based in Johannesburg. She is the author of Daughters are Diamonds: Honour, Shame & Seclusion -- A South African Perspective (2007), Memoirs for Kimya (2009), and the critically acclaimed novel on domestic violence SoPhia (2012). She is also the editor of the Belly of Fire anthologies for social change series, which was launched in 2011. Her research focuses on biographical narrative in the interplay between personal and political spaces and she writes both fiction and non-fiction. She has lectured and presented seminars at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, Humboldt University in Berlin and at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

    My Books

    Daughters are Diamonds

    Honour, Shame & Seclusion- A South African Perspective
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    Princess Rasgulla and the Ponytail Monster (2017)

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    The Garden of Love and Longing (2017)

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