Her early exposure to books is one of the many reasons author, Shafinaaz
Hassim, has an immense inclination to literature.
At just four years old, Hassim said, she would frequent the library with
her parents who are avid readers and sowed the culture of reading within
But Hassim laments that with the passage of time, this culture has lost its flair among the younger generation because of the diminishing value of reading and story telling.