ISBN 9780639918723
Pages 304
Dimensions 210 x 148 mm
Published 2018
Publisher African Perspectives, South Africa
Format Paperback


A Collection of Personal Narratives by Muslim Women

edited by Zaheera Jina

SAFFRON: A Collection of Personal Narratives by Muslim Women is an anthology of writing that draws on the lived realities of Muslim women. Food and cooking, hardship and conflict, intimacy, baby-making, children, living with in-laws and self-esteem are some of the experiences unpacked in this collection of poignant personal narratives. This collection will remind and reassure that, although life brings with it many challenges, you as a woman are never alone in what you go through – many women walk the journey with you.

With Contributions from: Shakira Akabor, Feroza Arbee, Afzad-Al, Najma Ansari, Adela Bootha, Saaleha Idrees Bamjee, Saffiya Ismail Cassim, Maymoona Rajah Chohan, Sabera Chothia, Khairun-Nisaa Dadipatel, Quraisha Dawood, Mariam B. Daya, Ayesha Desai Yasmin Denat, Papatia Feauxzar, Gouwa Gabier, Jamela Garda, Maimoonah Gori, Rehana Gunduwalla (Moosajee), Somayya Hansrod, Waasila Jassat, Zaheera Jina, Safeera Kaka, Fatima Kazee, Raashida Khan, Sumayya Mehtar, Shauqeen Mizaj, N. Moola, Zayboon Motala, Hina Nafe, Nabeela Noorani, Khalida Moosa, Nurnazida Nazri, Dilshad Parker, Nabihah Plaatjes, Layla Abdullah-Poulos, Shaakira Rahiman-Saleh, Mumtaz Moosa Saley, Yumna Samari, Fatima Bheekoo-Shah, Hawa Bibi Shahaboodien, Aneesa Bodiat-Sujee, Safiyyah Sujee, Safiyyah Surtee,  Razina Theba, Zara Valli

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About the Editor

Zaheera Jina

Zaheera Jina holds a PhD in Mathematics Education from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. She is also a co-editor and contributing author of the anthology, Riding the Samoosa Express: Personal Narratives of Marriage and Beyond. Zaheera is the founder of Jozi's Books and Blogs Festivities (Jozis bbf), a non-profit organisation that aims to cultivate a culture of reading and writing in South Africa through various literary events. Surprise! is her first children's book and is published by Djarabi Kitabs Publishing in Texas, USA. She lives in Lenasia with her husband, three sons and many in-laws.

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