Zainub Priya Dala

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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No justifying Dala attack: Samnet

The South African Muslim Network (Samnet) has issued its condemnation after the attack on Durban based writer, Zainub Priya Dala, reportedly in response to her praise of controversial novelist, Salman Rushdie. Dala, who is expected to release her first book this week, was run off the road and held at[…]

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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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