What is this sliver of moonlight if not for a reminder of my endless longing? And now you've arrived. Ramadaan kareem, my dear friends and loved ones. Wishing you all radiant light, joyful grace and soul replenishment. And prayers for healing for those grieving, and for those who suffer with illness. Strength for your heart and peace for your mind.
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..