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Haji Mohamed Dawjee's frank book shares her take on life

2 May 2018 2:01 PM
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Sorry Not Sorry
Haji Mohamed Dawjee, author of "Sorry, Not Sorry", gets candid about writing her highly praised book on SA life as a brown woman.

Well-known journalist and columnist Haji Mohamed Dawjee has opened up about writing her much raved about book.

BOOK EXTRACT ON EWN: Sorry, Not Sorry by Haji Mohamed Dawjee

The book, titled Sorry, Not Sorry - Experiences Of A Brown Woman In A White South Africa, reflects on living in the country as a woman of colour.

It's a book of essays in which she examines the social landscape by drawing on personal stories and experiences.

Dawjee says she tried to steer away from self-indulgence while also maintaining a personal and relatable element to her writing.

The author touches on subjects including mental health, redefining feminism, middle class Muslim identities, marriage, Bollywood stereotypes and sexuality.

She and presenter Eusebius McKaiser discuss and read from their favourite essays in her book, including one titled "My Mother, the true radical" and "Depression, a journal".

The point of the book was to put myself in the public.

Haji Mohamed Dawjee, writer and journalist

Mothers in brown families, to brown woman, are often overlooked in stories and aren't given the credit their due.

Haji Mohamed Dawjee, writer and journalist

We are the products of a system and generations of women who have fought hard for us to be where we are.

Haji Mohamed Dawjee, writer and journalist

The loveliest thing about a Bollywood film is the reconciliation of home, happiness and family.

Haji Mohamed Dawjee, writer and journalist

Take a listen to the book review:


2 May 2018 2:01 PM
Tags:
Book
Author
haji mohamed dawjee
Sorry Not Sorry

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