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The World Unseen

Written by: Shamim Sarif
Narrated by: Lisa Ray
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
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In apartheid South Africa, free-spirited young Amina has broken all the rules of her own conventional community by running a café.

When she meets Miriam, a young traditional wife and mother, their unexpected attraction turns their world upside down.

©2016 Shamim Sarif (P)2016 Enlightenment Press

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"I read The World Unseen at a gulp, so entrancing is it's style, so complete it's tale of love and betrayal, and so accurate it's depiction of the physical, social and political scene...." ( Johannesburg Star, book of the week)

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  • keishie23
  • 09-04-18

Wayvdifferet then the film!! Awesome

I really enjoyed this audiobook. Lisa Ray has done amazing job! It’s like seeing the complete novel in film. Just finished I can’t think straight audio as well. I recommend both!!!

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  • PRS58
  • 04-05-19

Women struggle to just be, always.

In a world controlled by men it takes great courage and much love to truly live. The characters, One struggling to remember her inner strength, the other wanting only acceptance for who she is, find sparks of joy together. The story is a look at a world not so long ago, yet very much a part of today. Brilliant telling of complex characters you will love to cheer on.

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  • Madeline Grier
  • 02-04-19

Better than the movie

I saw the movie but, I enjoyed the insight into the characters thoughts and motives that are much clearer in the book. The end makes more sense and I don't feel cut short or confused like I did at the end of the movie. I love it. Can't wait to read more by this author.

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  • Margaret
  • 18-12-16

Excellent!

Wow! What a powerful story. So hard to listen to. So sad to hear how women and men had to live like at that time in South Africa. Excellent narration. Excellent writing. Very moving.