Nadia Cassim

Nadia Cassim describes herself as a free spirit and an independent thinker. She obtained an honours degree from the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2008, but chose to pursue a career in fine arts instead of city planning. She has already held two solo exhibitions and her paintings have been on display at the iconic former women’s jail at Constitution Hill. While she continues to paint on commission, she has also taken on the role of financial advisor as well as that of writer and editor. One of her short stories has been included in the anthology Riding the Samoosa Express (published by Modjaji Books) and she has edited the online magazine Irtiqa of which she was also the founder. After running this magazine with the aim of empowering Muslim women in her community for eight years, she has taken a step back to focus on writing her first novel.

Nadia Cassim: Triple Word Score

The power went out. Loadshedding was the new normal and no one had any energy left to complain about it. So, they sat in the dark waiting, thinking of what […]