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    Nisa Qamar and the Master of Jinniaville - Ch 1

    Chapter One   December is my favourite time of the year. The sun sways in the bright

    October 7th | by Shafinaaz Hassim

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    The Pink Oysters

    A light bulb hangs between them, a noisy pendulum throwing rays onto the wooden table

    December 3rd | by Shafinaaz Hassim

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    Sulenza

    Sulenza "You can't just bomb Randburg," Peter spluttered, sending shrapnel of saliva into the tray of

    February 13th | by Shafinaaz Hassim

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    Diary of a First Wife

    If you have killed someone in your life and you just haven’t been caught, it’s

    November 29th | by Shafinaaz Hassim

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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

    Sophia

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    Princess Rasgulla and the Ponytail Monster (2017)

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    Daughters are Diamonds

    Honour, Shame & Seclusion- A South African Perspective
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