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    Leave your Lust at the door; the praying soul has no gender

    My heart bleeds. It's 2018. We've turned the precinct of the mosque into a battlefield

    June 5th | by Shafinaaz Hassim

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    Grey Expectations

    Hair and aging ... Article for Oprah Mag Jan 2014 Hair and the  process of aging has

    February 13th | by Shafinaaz Hassim

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    A conference on the intersection of gender

    A conference on the intersection of gender and notions of fundamentalism proved to be fertile

    November 19th | by Shafinaaz Hassim

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    On sexuality and freedom

    “It is not enough to inquire into how women might become more fully represented in

    April 21st | by Shafinaaz Hassim

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    The Witness: Making sense of the Ugly

    The Witness: Making sense of the

    February 25th | 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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    Daughters are Diamonds

    Honour, Shame & Seclusion- A South African Perspective
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    The Garden of Love and Longing (2017)

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