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The World Unseen

The World Unseen

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by Shamim Sarif
     
 

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In 1950s South Africa, apartheid is just becoming institutionalised. Free-spirited Amina has broken all the rules of her own conventional Indian community, and the new apartheid-led government, by running a café with Jacob her ‘coloured’ business partner. When she meets Miriam, a young traditional wife and mother, their unexpected attraction

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In 1950s South Africa, apartheid is just becoming institutionalised. Free-spirited Amina has broken all the rules of her own conventional Indian community, and the new apartheid-led government, by running a café with Jacob her ‘coloured’ business partner. When she meets Miriam, a young traditional wife and mother, their unexpected attraction pushes Miriam to question the rules that bind her. When Amina helps Miriam's sister-in-law to hide from the police, a chain of events is set in motion that changes both women forever.

In a system that divides white from black and women from men, what chance is there for an unexpected love to survive?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780956031600
Publisher:
Enlightenment Press
Publication date:
04/13/2010
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
627,959
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author


Shamim Sarif recently directed the motion picture adaptation of I Can’t Think Straight. She is also the writer/director of the award-winning feature film, The World Unseen, which is based on her novel of
the same name. She has won several Best Director Awards including a prestigious SAFTA award.
The book of The World Unseen won the Pendleton May First Novel Award and a Betty Trask
Award. She is the author of a further novel, Despite the Falling Snow. She lives in London with her partner Hanan and their two children.

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