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22 Questions with Ferial Haffajee

Get to know associate editor, journalist and author Ferial Haffajee in 22 questions below:

My lovely husband appears to think I don’t. I’ll take that 🙂

Iran, Vietnam and Ethiopia were the countries that always beckoned me. And I travelled to all. Next up – Senegal, Costa Rica….the world.

The wonderful Drum journalist Juby Mayet’s autobiography Freedom Writer

Process. I like the results.

I don’t. Regret, like hate, are such aimless emotions.

My books. Netflix. Biscuits from Saleh’s bakery for my mom yesterday.

Imtiaz Sooliman of Gift of the Givers Without a doubt. That man is a can-do and inspiration in our times.

Rebellious. Curious. Insecure.

Kenny Maistry’s club jams. Do you know him? 

That lovely husband from Question 1.

The insurrectionists who plotted the July 2021 violence that took us to the edge.

Definitely be a boogie-boarder in Kalk Bay or a yogi in Koh Samui

What do you want to be when you grow up?


Associate editor and author of DAYS OF ZONDO.