Daughters are Diamonds: Honour, Shame & Seclusion - A South African Perspective

'Daughters are Diamonds' is a groundbreaking study on the objectification of women in honour-bound, traditionalist societies. The study asks questions about the failures of democracy in protecting minority rights, especially those with regard to women. It looks in particular at the case study of Indian Muslim women in South Africa.
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About Shafinaaz Hassim

Shafinaaz Hassim is the author of 'Daughters are Diamonds: Honour, Shame and Seclusion - A South African Perspective' (2007) and Memoirs For Kimya (2009). She's also the editor of 'Belly of Fire' (2011) part of the Anthologies for Social Change series. Her recent publication, 'SoPhia' (2012) a novel on domestic violence, has received great acclaim. She has lectured in Sociology at UKZN in Durban, and at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, SA.

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