"Semi-Apes, a haunting tale, told with urbanity and wit, confronts the reader with a relentless scrutiny of the lives of two girls in a close-knit Mauritian community, blowing away our smug beliefs and assumptions about women's situation in our times."
P.S Chauhan, Editor, South Asian Review.
"Semi-Apes is a powerful literary contribution to Asian Fiction."
Mrinmoy Pramanick, Editor, Indian Journal of Comparative Literature and Translation Studies.
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Sabah Carrim has authored two novels: Humeirah (2012) and Semi-Apes (2015). Both stories are set in Mauritius where she was born.
Her first novel Humeirah was the subject of a thesis by Masaryk University, Czech Republic.
In the recent past, Sabah was invited to speak at the Kuala Lumpur Literary Festival and the Bangalore Literature Festival.
At the upcoming African Writers Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, held between 27-29 September 2019, Sabah will deliver the keynote address on Cultural Stereotypes in African Literature: Rewriting the narratives for the 21st Century Reader. She has also been appointed as judge of the African Short Story Award, handed out during the event.
Later she will attend the Aké Arts and Book Festival in Lagos, Nigeria between 24-27 October 2019 for the launch of an anthology containing one of her short stories, Tara's Hair.
Additionally, Sabah's short stories have been selected for publication in writing competitions organised by the Commonwealth Foundation and Goethe Institute South Africa.
In July 2019, Sabah's short story The Evil in Me was among the 20 stories (out of 2495 entries) shortlisted for the Bristol Short Story Prize. In October 2019, Size of Rice was shortlisted in a competition organised by Odd Voice Out Press.
Sabah is a law lecturer, a scholar in genocide studies, and currently lives in Kuala Lumpur.
IN THE PRESS
There is a depth to ...[Humeirah]...that belies mere storytelling.
Launch of Water Birds on the Lakeshore
Friday, 25th October 2019
Aké Book and Arts Festival 2019