Belly of Fire

Belly of Fire is an anthology of writing that draws on stories from women and men who navigate everyday stigma and social issues. We reach into the fire in our bellies, the anxieties in order to traverse life as we know it. Themes of abuse, xenophobia, female genital mutilation, forgiveness and reawakening are unpacked here in a collection of evocative poetry and compelling short stories More

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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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