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Book Launch: Riding the Samoosa Express by Zaheera Jina and Others

Riding the Samoosa Express
Modjaji Books and Skoobs, Theatre of Books are delighted to invite you to the launch of Riding the Samoosa Express edited and compiled by Zaheera Jina and Hasina Asvat. We’re excited about this book, a collection of voices and stories which are not much in the mainstream of conversations in South Africa. This launch will be in Johannesburg on March 21st. Please RSVP to or call 011 513 2800.

Riding the Samoosa Express is a collection of life stories exploring issues of marriage, love, loss, family life, culture, religious beliefs, suburban life, local and international politics, freedom and education among other important issues faced by professional and well-educated Muslim women who have not been held back by global stereotypes.

‘The global ideology that prevails around the subject of Muslim women has been shaped by a description of women being voiceless, silent and oppressed. Other views have positioned Muslim women as either religious or secular and have ignored the complexity of Muslim women’s experiences.’ (Davids, 2003).

‘A book that is a bridge between paternalistic, misogynistic interpretations of Islam and the reality of a resilient, female Muslim identity, in contemporary South Africa.’ Shaida Kazie Ali, award-winning author of Not a Fairytale and Lessons in Husbandry

‘A wonderful portal into the multifaceted lives of South African Muslim women. The narratives invite the reader to enter into the precarious realm of the personal and interpersonal – a realm that demands critical attention.’ Associate Professor Nina Hoel, University of Oslo

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, 21 March 2015
  • Time: 9:30 AM for 10:00 AM
  • Venue: Skoobs Theatre of Books, Montecasino, Shop 74, Montecasino, 1 Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • Guest SpeakersRobyn Clark Rajab and surprise guest speaker
  • RSVP: Skoobs Theatre of Books, 011 513 2800 or

Riding the Samoosa Express

Book details

  • Riding the Samoosa Express: Personal Narratives of Marriage and Beyond by Hasina Asvat, edited by Zaheera Jina
    EAN: 9781920590321
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