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Khamr: The Makings of A Waterslams

<p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><img alt="Khamr" data-align="left" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8676f82c-7de0-4f23-b03b-f922e6ec66d9" height="367" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Khamr-1-scaled.jpg" style="padding: 5px;" width="239" />Khamr: The Makings of A Waterslams, is a powerful biographical book by Jamil F. Khan. Jamil <span>is a multi-talented Critical Diversity Studies PhD candidate, researcher, author, columnist and poet.</span> Thier book is about their experiences, trials, family conflicts and other challenges that shaped their life.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The story of the queer Cape Town Coloured who is Muslim and has to uphold a veneer of respectability was always going to offer a window into the challenges of leading such a hidden life. Khamir is one such book and it serves as a mirror upon which those affected can reflect on their own lives. They have told the author that they ‘found something to identify with’ in the book. It is a book about an aspect of life that is not shared with the outside world because of the shame brought to bear on the subjects – disgraced Muslims.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>This amazing book was also selected as the winner at the 2021 HSS Awards for Best Non-Fiction: Biographies.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>This amazing book is available for purchase countrywide. You can also get it online here: https://jacana.co.za/product/khamr-the-makings-of-a-waterslams/</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>
 

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