Beyond Barriers


A magazine for the 2009 Special Needs Awareness Jalsah.

Editor: Fatima Surty
Layout & Typesetting: Saaleha Idrees Bamjee
Project & Event Co-ordinator: Fatima Talia
Jalsa hosted by Madressa Ihsan in association with the Muslim Students Association (MSA) of the University of the Witwatersrand
Illustrations & Photography:Illustrations were kindly provided by the children of Madressa Ihsaan.
Copyrights belong to all respective photographers.

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I am a writer and photographer (look up my work on based in Johannesburg, South Africa. I have an MA in Creative Writing from the university currently known as Rhodes. My writing accolades include winning the 2014 Writivism Short Story Prize and the 2020 Ingrid Jonker Poetry Prize for my debut collection, Zikr.

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