Noorie Hammond (nee) Cassim born in Kimberley, South Africa. Also resided in Maseru, Lesotho, Mafikeng, South Africa and now lives in East London, South Africa. Literary graduate and writer of short stories and poems. Loves being close to nature, walking and travelling.
An avid reader and writer. Had poems published in a book entitled Everlasting Joy and the Flight of the Amasi Bird. Won a short story competition and her story An Act of Love was published in a book entitled The AWA Collection.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Kimberley South Africa under the draconian government of "Apartheid" before the democratic government came into place during the Presidency of Nelson Mandela.
This influenced my life and greatly impacted on my writing.
When did you first start writing?
I always had a passion for writing since my school days and later entered my stories in various competitions. My poetry book which was published by a U.K. publisher only stayed on the shelves of bookstores for a day before being removed by the apartheid government as it was perceived to be politically motivated against the government of the day. It was truly only poems of love.