I wrote this book for the children in your life. SoPhia charts the story of an abusive marriage, but it also takes a view from the eyes of children. Abuse leaves an imprint. It stains an otherwise clean canvas. And they can never be the same again.
Shafinaaz is an artist who dabbles in words and colours. She lectures in Sociology and is the author of Daughters are Diamonds (2007), Memoirs For Kimya (2009), Belly of Fire (ed,2011) & SoPhia: a novel (2012)
I write. As I must. Words are my paints of expression on an otherwise bland canvas, my rollercoasters of delight on otherwise dreary roads. Entertainment or derision, they manifest in my varied states of being. Until theres silence. Even then, theres a dialogue of sorts that continues... in spirit? Who knows..