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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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    All About Writing Event

    Please join us at the next Allaboutwriting workshop onMonday 4 November 2013, where writers Jackee

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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

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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

    Princess Rasgulla and the Ponytail Monster (2017)

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    Nisa Qamar and the Master of Jinniaville (2016)

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    Sophia

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