December 2, 2013 | by Shafinaaz
Hang on to every hope

Hang on to every hope
That doesnt diminish
The Magic in your soul.

Tie ribbons to that dream
Where lighting strikes a chord
And every jolt awakens your heart
To new life.

Make every wish work wonders
Where wonder never worked,
And reignite the spark of the creative spirit.

It’s the only way to save tomorrow from
Today’s encounter with dejection and dismay.
The best way to show life that you’re the musk on its every breath.
The surest way to stretch your days to eternity.

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. - See more at: http://shafinaaz.co.za/category/gender/#sthash.wLoHxRN1.dpuf

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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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Daughters are Diamonds

Honour, Shame & Seclusion- A South African Perspective
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