Saffiya Ismail

Born in Pietermaritzburg, she now resides in Johannesburg and says her most important role in life is being a mother. Saffiya is a freelance writer. A contributing author in “Riding the Samoosa Express” (Anthology launched 21st March 2015). With a second chapter submitted for the next book, Saffiya says her passion is writing.

Find joy in what you do, or don’t do it at all!

I asked Naufal during the course of the day, “Do you need another piece from me?” “I won’t say No!” he responded. The truth is, I did not know what to write about …. Ever had one of those times, when you do something in advance and lagged on something current. I submitted my year-end article before my current submission. I’ve been sitting in front of the computer screen for almost an hour; with word document open, a packet of lightly salted chips, the scent of palo-santo’ed essence still lingering from earlier whilst the Kardashian’s keep me company in the background. I’ve written about four different sentences, only to delete every single one. The need to write is within, but what to write weighed on my mind. Then my AHA! Moment happened. A call from a friend. She was having …

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