November 30, 2013 | by Shafinaaz
Huda Chronicles 1

Henceforth I shall be edited by the eloquent two-year-old.
‘There’s a fly around,’ says an annoyed Huda.
‘Don’t worry it’s just floating overhead,’ says I.
‘Floating? Like in a swimming pool?’ she asks, incredulous.
‘Erm, well not floating more like flying, like a fly,’ says I. Embarrassed. Grateful. Mixed metaphors sorted. Phew!

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.

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The Garden of Love and Longing (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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