The World Unseen by Shamim Sarif

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In 1950's South Africa, free-spirited Amina has broken all the rules of her own conventional Indian community, and the new apartheid-led government, by running a café with Jacob her “coloured” business partner. When she meets Miriam, a young wife and mother, their
unexpected attraction pushes Miriam to question the rules that bind her. When Amina helps Miriam’s sister-in-law to hide from the police, a chain of events is set in motion that changes both women forever.

The World Unseen transports us to a vibrant, colourful world, a world that divides white from black and women from men, but one that might just allow an unexpected love to survive.
 

About Shamim Sarif

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Shamim Sarif recently directed the motion picture adaptation of I Can’t Think Straight. She is also the writer/director of the award-winning feature film, The World Unseen, which is based on her novel of the same name. The book of The World Unseen won the Pendleton May First Novel Award and a Betty Trask Award. She is the author of a further novel, Despite the Falling Snow. She lives in London with her partner Hanan and their two children.
 
Published September 22, 2008 by Enlightenment Productions. 344 pages
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction, History, Romance. Non-fiction

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