Home is a place where I am at One with my self. A place to rest, to form wordart, to create, and to make a perfect cup of tea. Home is the silent spot in my mind where poetry reveals itself in multiple hues, and new stories are born. Home is where I sit to reflect on how large life is, how filled with wonder, love and brilliance. The Beauty in this world is undeniable.
Shafinaaz is a sociologist, artist and poet based in Johannesburg, SA. She is the author of several works of non-fiction and fiction, and has been listed in HayFestival's Africa39 category of top 39 authors in Africa under the age of 40 at the London Book Fair 2014. Also see www.shafinaaz.co.za
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..