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    A weekend of very many things … and a lesson that #LoveWins

    In every aspect of life, I want my children to know that #LoveWins. This weekend, I

    November 30th | by Shafinaaz Hassim

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    Love & Community: The Memons of South Africa

    Exactly ten years ago, I had the privilege of performing the Hajj with my parents

    June 29th | 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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    Race continues to be relevant and problematic in South Africa

    1. Race continues to be relevant and problematic in South Africa. Race, perhaps reconfigured, continues to

    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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    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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    Sophia

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    The Garden of Love and Longing (2017)

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