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Dala seeks help after attack

Durban writer and psychologist Zainub Priya Dala on Sunday said she wants to get out of the psychiatric ward she checked herself in to, as people were pointing and whispering. ”Due to very strong meds and the people pointing and whispering I told the nurses to call my doctor and[…]

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Journalistic standards in the spotlight

OPINION by Aayesha Soni – A story regarding the attack of an author, Zainub Dala, supposedly inspired by her public lauding of Salman Rushdie has been making the rounds. I am stunned a story loaded with so many insinuations and extrapolations of the facts has even been published. It most[…]

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Muslims must engage: commentators

Muslims should not be afraid to critically engage on controversial issues in Islam, says arts and culture commentator Kalim Rajab. He was responding to the attack on Durban author Zainub Priya Dala last week, purportedly in response to her praise for the writing style of controversial novelist, Salman Rushdie. The[…]

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Writer believes Rushdie praise behind attack

Durban writer Zainub Priya Dala believes she was assaulted for expressing admiration for controversial novelist Salman Rushdie, her publisher said on Saturday. “Author ZP Dala… was assaulted in Overport, Durban, on Wednesday,” Umuzi publishers, the South African imprint of Penguin Random House publishers, said in a statement. Dala was due[…]

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