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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Daughters are Diamonds: Honour, Shame & Seclusion - A South African Perspective
Price: Free! Words: 41,790. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies
'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.
Belly of Fire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,420. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
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

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