The World Unseen

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Women's Press, Jan 1, 2001 - East Indians - 233 pages
Miriam is the traditional young Indian mother, hardworking and self-effacing. But then she meets the rebellious Amina who confounds the Indian community by driving a taxi and setting up a cafe with a black man, and her world is turned upside down.

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The World Unseen by Shamim Sarif; (4*) Set during the beginning of apartheid in South Africa, The World Unseen is the story of two very different women. Amina is an unconventional, rebellious young ... Read full review


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Shamim Sarif is a novelist, screenwriter and film director. She recently wrote and directed the motion picture adaptation of her own first novel, The World Unseen, which was the winner of a Betty Trask Award and the Pendleton May First Novel Award. The film The World Unseen is the recipient of 23 international awards. She is also the writer/director of the feature film I Can't Think Straight, winner of 11 awards, which is based on her novel of the same name. Despite the Falling Snow is her second novel. She lives in London with her partner Hanan and their two children.

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