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Featured: Interview on Power FM with Jeremy Maggs

On Sunday I was invited to chat about the Sunday newspapers with Jeremy Maggs on Power FM. Maggs, is a veteran journalist and has been working in broadcast for thirty years. It was a fun experience having a mostly relaxed and chilled conversation about my book Diary of a Guji Girl and then the top stories in the Sunday newspapers.…

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Featured: Islam Online review of Diary of a Guji Girl

“Diary of A Guji Girl”: Review By Fatima Bheekoo-Shah Gauteng, South Africa How will Muslims learn about themselves and other Islamic cultures if there was no Islamic fiction available? Muslims of all ages need the contemporary Muslim story as a tool for interpreting the world in an Islamic light. In recent years, we have seen an emergence of novels been…

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What’s up Jo’burg

I always have to remind myself to write about my experience after trying out new things in and around Jo’burg but I often forget once I am on to something new.I started this year with a resolution to have as many new and contrasting experiences in this city I now call home. It is really not about being a social…

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My trip to Goree island

  Mika walks with a limp but that doesn’t stop him navigating his way with one crutch through scores of school children waiting anxiously to get on a ferry. Exams are over in Dakar, Senegal, Ramadaan is coming up and schools are taking their kids for a field trip to Goree Island. It is a long wait, until Mika asks…

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Feautured: VoC interview on Al- Bashir story

  Last week, the Mail & Guardian wrote a story about how President Jacob Zuma and five of his most trusted ministers plotted the escape of Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir, despite a court order which forced government not to allow him to leave. Bashir came to SA for the African Union Summit in Sandton. Bashir is wanted by the…

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My trip to Dakar, Senegal

I didn’t think I was going to get Ebola, but I didn’t really know what my experience would be like in Dakar Senegal. I knew the basics about the country; it is a former French colony, the people speak French, it was the centre of the African slave trade and it has a fairly robust democracy. The economy isn’t too…

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Review: What will people say?

Title: What will people say? By Rehana Rossouw Published by Jacana Telling a single fictional narrative is an art. But telling the story of an entire family and their separate yet intertwined experiences is absolute skill. Rehana Rossouw manages to write a single story from a multitude of characters, attitudes and perspective in a way that is coherent and gripping.…

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Featured: Interview on Kaya FM

On Tuesday, June 2, I was invited to join in on the conversation on Kaya FM’s flagship evening show Today with John Perlman. John is a legend in the radio world and it was absolutely fantastic sitting with him in studio and discussing the top news stories. You can have a listen to the interview here: Qaanitah Hunter on the…

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