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Title Riding the samoosa express : personal narratives of marriage and beyond / edited by Zaheera Jina and Hasina Asvat.
Imprint Cape Town, South Africa : Modjaji Books, 2014.

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Subject Muslim women -- South Africa -- Anecdotes.
Marriage -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Alt Name Jina, Zaheera,
Asvat, Hasina,
Description 1 online resource
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Content; Introduction; Part One: The road towards marriage; Education and Izzat!; Exiting limbo; Mrs Independent; Only He as my Creator is the best of all planners!; My ideal partner; Run, samoosa, run; My Samoosa Express to finding my soul mate; Hope, love, faith; Part Two: Identity; Surrounded by women of strength; The creation of complex me; About ME; Reflections; Only Oomi! -- Domination versus submission; Veils from the past; Against all odds; Not a suitable career for a young Muslim girl -- My journey into spiritual awakening.
From the depths of my soulPart Three: Marriage and beyond; The tale of two sorrows; The road to the kitchen less travelled; MahabbaLillah, my child; To Mummy, with love; Out of the fish tank ... and into the pond; "Pull yourself together!" -- battling depression in pregnancy; Motherly instinct; Divorce was not an option; Contributors; Glossary; Notes.
Summary Riding the Samosa 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.
ISBN 1920590943 (electronic bk.)
9781920590949 (electronic bk.)
1920590323 (paperback)
9781920590321 (paperback)
Publisher # MWT11581902
OCLC # 917873511
Additional Format Print version: 1920590323 9781920590321

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