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    Review of SoPhia discussion at Miriam Tlali Bookclub

    I cannot express enough the significance of reading. Book discussions, especially with the author present,

    May 29th | by Shafinaaz Hassim

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    SoPhia a literary gem

    SoPhia book Review - Feb 2014 "It is not often that you come across a gem

    February 18th | 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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    Chic Jozi reviews SoPhia

    SoPhia is much more than a story about domestic violence in a South African Muslim

    September 22nd | by Shafinaaz Hassim

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    An interview with reflection, some probing

    Interview with Pearl Boshomane for Celebrating Women Mag, Times -Who is Shafinaaz Hassim? What defines your

    September 19th | by Shafinaaz Hassim

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    16th Time of the Writer 2013

    The 16th annual Time of the Writer International Writers Festival, presented by the Centre for Creative Arts,

    April 3rd | 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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    TEN Minutes with author Shafinaaz Hassim

    I  wrote this book for women, for men, and for future gener-ations. I hope readers will

    December 4th | by Shafinaaz Hassim

    I cannot express enough the significance of reading. Book discussions, especially with the author present,...

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    SoPhia book Review - Feb 2014 "It is not often that you come across a gem...

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

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    SoPhia is much more than a story about domestic violence in a South African Muslim...

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    Interview with Pearl Boshomane for Celebrating Women Mag, Times -Who is Shafinaaz Hassim? What defines your...

    September 19, 2013 | by 

    The 16th annual Time of the Writer International Writers Festival, presented by the 

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    The Witness: Making sense of the Ugly

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    I  wrote this book for women, for men, and for future gener-ations. I hope readers will...

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    When I was told about this novel about domestic violence within the South African Muslim...

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    Her early exposure to books is one of the many reasons author, Shafinaaz Hassim, has an...

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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

    Nisa Qamar and the Master of Jinniaville (2016)

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    Sophia

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    Daughters are Diamonds

    Honour, Shame & Seclusion- A South African Perspective
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