Author, Nadia Hashimi, visits ‘Maritzburg and Durban


Nadia Hashimi. PHOTO: Chris Carter Photography

NADIA Hashimi, the international best-selling author of The Pearl That Broke Its Shell and When The Moon Is Low, will be in Pietermaritzburg on Monday, September 12 to launch her latest novel, A House Without Windows.

The event, during which Hashimi will be in discussion with Margaret von Klemperer, former books editor of The Witness, at Exclusive Books in the Liberty Midlands Mall, at 5.30 pm for 6 pm.

If you are interested in attending the launch, please RSVP to 033 342 2074 or

The book launch is being hosted by Jonathan Ball Publishers, Harper Collins and Exclusive Books, whose Maritzburg branch sold the largest number of copies of her first book The Pearl That Broke Its Shell.

Hashimi was born and raised in New York and New Jersey. Both her parents were born in Afghanistan and left in the early 1970s, before the Soviet invasion.

She attended Brandeis University where she obtained degrees in Middle Eastern Studies and Biology, before going on to do a medical degree. Hashimi now lives in Maryland where she works as a paediatrician. – Books Editor.

  • Hashimi will also be appearing at a Coffee Morning at Books & Books in Durban North at 10 am on Tuesday, September 13. Entry R25. Phone 031 563 6288 for more information.

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