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  1. Yumna
    Yumna
    7th June 2018 at 3:41 pm Reply

    I want to read this book to finally read a narrative based on women that I can recognise and relate too… and gain insight into the mixed heritage I come from.

  2. yolande ruiters
    yolande ruiters
    7th June 2018 at 4:03 pm Reply

    i have never cooked with Safron and ive heard from my muslim friends its something to have

  3. AK Hoosain
    AK Hoosain
    7th June 2018 at 4:14 pm Reply

    i would like to win this book so that i could give it to my daughter

  4. Farahnaz
    Farahnaz
    7th June 2018 at 7:42 pm Reply

    I ‘m curios to find out about the life stories of ordinary women folk in our communities. Women you has earned their right to be where they are today despite the hardships they gave been dealt. And amongst all the trails and tribulations, there is a lighter side to life. I want to know their stories.

  5. Ruwayda Adjiet
    Ruwayda Adjiet
    7th June 2018 at 9:47 pm Reply

    I would love to read what ordinary women like myself have to say so that I can relate to it

  6. Kaneez Kemp
    Kaneez Kemp
    7th June 2018 at 10:14 pm Reply

    I would love to win this book, as it is for Muslim women about to enter into marriage. I myself am about to get married and I would love to have this book.

  7. Nazrene
    Nazrene
    8th June 2018 at 5:00 am Reply

    Your articled has peaked my interest in this book. I have been interested in the stories of women for a very long time and recently have been looking at the personal stories and journeys of Muslim women both locally and abroad. There are so many powerful stories of daily struggles, courage, commitment to faith and family and also just a vibrancy that so many (too often) overlook. There is so much more to us than meets the eye and this book is a wonderful and much needed vehicle of expression and a way to start changing the stereotypical narrative and uncovering the beautiful stories of Muslim women.

  8. Zarena
    Zarena
    8th June 2018 at 7:52 am Reply

    I would love to receive a copy of Saffron, largely because I want to gift it to my husband to read. Being the only male in our household, he finds it difficult to engage with us on a level dealing with our womanly woes and struggles. Although he strives to keep us a happy and warm family , he still seems to disengage when it comes to female whims and fancies..I would like for him to understand the female species on a more deeper level. Believe me he will read this book because he is an avid reader that keeps an open mind. He helped my daughter through her English Literature course at Varsity level BECAUSE he read her books together with her. Love this man

  9. MARIAM
    MARIAM
    8th June 2018 at 9:24 am Reply

    Aslm
    This book sounds awesome.I would love to read it as I don’t have any children.Algamdulliah married for 30 years Shukr Allah.I am contented,but as you say the taboo that no one speaks about is so real,and to be able to connect to Muslim ladies the same as me would be awesome In Shaa Allah.

  10. Mahjabeen Mowzer
    Mahjabeen Mowzer
    8th June 2018 at 9:24 am Reply

    I have heard this book is a “must read”. A compilation of short stories describing different aspects of Muslim women’s lives definitely appeals to me. I would love to win a copy of this book.

  11. Aadiela
    Aadiela
    8th June 2018 at 9:36 am Reply

    As a 30 Something Muslim woman, I think that this book will put certain things into perspective when seen from a different angle. Sounds like a light hearted read 🙂

  12. Kanitha Marshman
    Kanitha Marshman
    8th June 2018 at 9:48 am Reply

    I have been through some tough times in the past and found that the people around me is what got me through. Some I have never met but read their life stories and it inspired me. I believe Allah swt brought them into my life to help me through. So I would love to read this book and gain some more inspiration to carry on.

  13. Rehana
    Rehana
    8th June 2018 at 9:51 am Reply

    As Salaamu Alaikum, hope you are well on this Mubarak day of Jummah.

    I would love to add this to my personal collection where by I can cherish these stories of Muslim, take comfort and draw inspiration from their stories.

    Insha Allah you consider my entry.

    Much Love & Dua’as

  14. Farheen
    Farheen
    8th June 2018 at 10:00 am Reply

    As salaammu Alaikum
    I am a woman nearing my forties and have only now started coming into my own and realizing that I have a right to be me.
    I would love to read this book to hear other women’s stories of their lives.

  15. Laeequah
    Laeequah
    8th June 2018 at 10:35 am Reply

    As a revert and a childless second wife of 13 years i am constantly looking for something or someone to relate to and am hoping that the stories shared could possibly help.

  16. Aneesa Esack
    Aneesa Esack
    8th June 2018 at 10:45 am Reply

    I would love to win this book as i havent ever won anything! And because im 8 months pregnant with a 4&6 year old in tow with very little or no time for myself, hence will have an excuse to relax and have a good read…Insha Allah

  17. Tasneem Abdol
    Tasneem Abdol
    8th June 2018 at 10:58 am Reply

    We often read stories about women we can somewhat relate to however there is always some differences. Id love to be able to use this book as a reference/inspiration as I will most likely be able to relate to these women more then others.

  18. Shahista
    Shahista
    8th June 2018 at 12:28 pm Reply

    I would love to win this book as firstly I’m am a bookaholic. 2nd, a huge fan of you D so I am keen to read your story. 3rd, I have started reading a lot of South African books of late and I am astounded by the quality of their writing and how well written their tales are. Muslim women definitely need a voice and this book sounds incredible.
    Fingers crossed for this..

  19. Abeedah
    Abeedah
    8th June 2018 at 1:21 pm Reply

    First and foremost, I love reading. Secondly, I love learning. I feel that this book combines the pleasure of reading and learning. I love listening to inspiring stories and stories from which lessons can be taken and implementing them in my own life. Real stories about real people and real emotions has always been something I’ve thrived on. I feel like this book embodies all these characteristics which is why I would love a copy of it.

  20. Naadiya Amod
    Naadiya Amod
    8th June 2018 at 10:25 pm Reply

    Sounds like a fantastic read

  21. Naadiya Amod
    Naadiya Amod
    8th June 2018 at 10:27 pm Reply

    Great giveaway …would love to get my hands on a copy.

  22. verushka
    verushka
    9th June 2018 at 8:20 am Reply

    tweeted ! Commented FB and IG following

  23. Nielfa
    Nielfa
    10th June 2018 at 4:04 am Reply

    Living as an expat in a country with many social limitations, you often find yourself marooned in your home for long periods of time and you actually start to become comfortable with being alone. Then when you resurface into society back back in your home country you sometimes forget how to ‘people’. Reading, absolutely everything, always makes me realise that we are all more alike than we tend to recognise and whatever books I’ve read have always been the best conversation starters to get back to ‘peopling’ and Saffron seems to be the right read to reconnect with the women I haven’t seen in a long time.

  24. Sara Khan
    Sara Khan
    11th June 2018 at 10:36 am Reply

    I love to read personal narratives that I can identify with, and others that I can learn from, and I am certain that this book will fulfill on both these accounts. Besides, I really enjoyed Riding the Samoosa Express and I know that I will enjoy this one too.

  25. Tasneem
    Tasneem
    11th June 2018 at 2:42 pm Reply

    I’m interested to gain insights into the worlds of women that are both similar and different to my own. The experiences that are different intrigue me most because they may give me insight into what’s to come 🙂 a set of tips and tricks, if you will. And of course, there is always comfort in knowing how much we all have in common.

  26. Zahraa
    Zahraa
    11th June 2018 at 3:59 pm Reply

    My mummy really wants to read this book. I would love to win one for her.

  27. Anna Sanfilippo
    Anna Sanfilippo
    12th June 2018 at 9:28 am Reply

    I would love to know more about my Muslim sisters.

  28. Shazia Geswindt
    Shazia Geswindt
    12th June 2018 at 12:41 pm Reply

    I believe the book Saffron is an inspiration for both young and old as well as generations to come. It is a true eye opener and offers guidance to many paths one has either crossed or yet to experience. This is why I would be so happy to win a copy. Thank you to all the Women who have shared their insight and know that Saffron will be treasured.