Shafinaaz Hassim

AboutShafinaaz Hassim

Shafinaaz Hassim is an award-winning author and sociologist. She hosts a popular online book review show, BookBytes. Her thirteen titles include the novel ‘Sophia’, shortlisted for the SALA and UJ Literary Awards, and the novel ‘The Economics of Love and Happiness’ which was long-listed for the NIHSS Literary Award 2021. She was commended by UNESCO in 2014 as one of the top 39 fiction writers in Africa under the age of 40. Her works include the Nisa Qamar series for young adults which has been shortlisted twice in the Minara AH Literary awards, and the Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature 2019.