Home Scar

Meet Asma, the only child of the Patels. Growing up in the cloistered confines of an Indian Township in the 60s, hers is a nearly idyllic childhood. When 1976 arrives and the country goes up in flames, Asma finds herself caught between the Fires of Resistance and the duties she is bound to as the daughter of an Indian household.

Forthcoming in February 2024.

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R290.00

DATE

February 2023

GENRE

Fiction, novel
i

PAGES

196

ISBN

978-1-991240-23-1

Home Scar

Meet Asma, the only child of the Patels. Growing up in the cloistered confines of an Indian Township in the 60s, hers is a near idyllic childhood. At 5, she’s setting out tea parties for fairies. At 12, she’s the class superstar, her future all mapped out. ‘My daughter is going to be a doctor!’ – Mr Patel. And then, the placid train to the (so bright) future gets derailed. At 17, she falls in love with Ghaarith. Leather-jacket-wearing, stove-pipe-toting boy from the wrong side of the Colour Divide. When 1976 arrives and the country goes up in flames, Asma finds herself caught between the Fires of Resistance and the duties she is bound to as the daughter of an Indian household.

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S.E. Bhamjee

Saaleha Bhamjee is a full-time chef and restaurateur, owning and baking for Upcycled Café, Lazeeza’s Bakery and Origami Asian Food. Upcycled Cafe’s cheesecake was recently judged to be one of the Best in Joburg by 947’s Anele and The Breakfast Club. You can read her blog at afrocentric-muslimah.blogspot.com She has had short stories shortlisted three times for the Writivism Award. Home Scar is her debut novel.

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