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Book Review – The life of Pi – Yann Martel

Book Review – The life of Pi – Yann Martel

Written by on June 29, 2010 in Book Club with 1 Comment

Reviewed by Saaleha Bhamjee – Afrocentric Muslimah That Life of Pi by Yann Martel won the Man Booker Prize and has sold seven million copies world wide comes as no surprise. Simply put, it is an astonishing tale. “a story that will make you believe in God,” as the old man says. Imagine the scenario: A […]

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April Book Review – Confessions of a gambler- Rayda Jacobs

April Book Review – Confessions of a gambler- Rayda Jacobs

Written by on April 12, 2010 in Book Club with 2 Comments

Reviewed by Saaleha Bhamjee – Afrocentric Muslimah Let me say from the outset. It is compulsive reading. Take it up only when you have the time to finish it. Once you start you’ll be itching to get to the last page. Confessions of a gambler by Rayda Jacobs is a multi faceted read, simply written, yet […]

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March Book Review: My sister's keeper – Jodi Picoult

March Book Review: My sister's keeper – Jodi Picoult

Written by on March 10, 2010 in Book Club with 2 Comments

by Ziyaad Zico Bahadur Every now and again you read a book that really gets to you.. that touches deep to the core and leaves you thinking about it long after you have finished reading it. Well for me this was one of those books. “My Sister’s Keeper”… beautifully written by Jodi Picoult. My Sister’s Keeper […]

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April Book – Purification of the heart Hamza Yusuf

April Book – Purification of the heart Hamza Yusuf

Written by on April 3, 2009 in Book Club with 2 Comments

Where can you find in South Africa: I saw radio islam book shop had a copy and I think Iqra in Laudium might have it. Otherwise you will have to get from London like I did. Purification of the Heart, as its title states, is a course on the vessel of human spirituality, character, and […]

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February Book – Three Cups of Tea By Greg Mortenson

February Book – Three Cups of Tea By Greg Mortenson

Written by on January 31, 2009 in Book Club with 5 Comments

Book – Three cups of tea Author: Greg Mortenson Where can you find it – 1 copy at Rosebank exclusive books, a few copies at the Sandton Exclusive books. Killarney said out of stock and won’t be stocking it. Date of meeting: Wednesday 25 February 2009 Time of meeting : after Maghrib around 7:30pm Venue: […]

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March Book: Vikas Swarup: Slumdog Millionaire aka Q&A

March Book: Vikas Swarup: Slumdog Millionaire aka Q&A

Written by on January 27, 2009 in Book Club with 1 Comment

The March Book 8 Oscars, still boggles me.. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIzbwV7on6Q 23/02/2009 Slumdog Millionare, India’s version of Tsotsi,  has won eight Oscars in total,best director, for best adapted screenplay, cinematography, sound mixing, film editing, best original score and best song. Famous Indian Composer AR Rahman, won two Oscars – for best song and best score. He dedicated […]

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January Book -Shantaram

January Book -Shantaram

Written by on November 28, 2008 in Book Club with 2 Comments

Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts. (saw a pic of him now on the net.. looks like those wrestler Dolph Lundgren types.. never thought they could spell, let alone write.. anyway Arnold Schwarzenegger is the governor of California, some don’t only have brawn but brains as well- Don’t judge a book by it’s cover) Venue: Zoo […]

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November Book -Road to Makkah Muhammad Asad

November Book -Road to Makkah Muhammad Asad

Written by on November 28, 2008 in Book Club with 1 Comment

We had another successful book club meeting today at Kashif’s fusion food discussing the road to Makkah. MashAllah it is growing from strength to strength. We introduced the talking stick miswaak concept which worked a bit but because the crowd was scattered wasn’t as effective. I think it did serve it’s purpose and most who […]

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October Book – The Messenger Tariq Ramadan

October Book – The Messenger Tariq Ramadan

Written by on November 1, 2008 in Book Club with 0 Comments

NANIMA’S BOOK CLUB (LADIES ONLY) A few ladies and I have joined started a book club and we decided to give it the Nanima name. YAY.. The first book we have decided to read is The Messenger by Tariq Ramadan aka In the footsteps of the Prophet. The first book club meeting will be on […]

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