About

 

With an inspiration and hero, Mr Achmat  Dangor. Jozi’s Books and Blogs Festival   (Lenasia, July 2017). I walk amongst giants and am humbled.

Raashida Khan (fondly called Raashi) is an avid reader who has always wanted to write. She dabbles in poetry and the occasional blog, while working on her manuscripts – stories of love, betrayal, forgiveness and hope. She was born in Durban (her favourite city), where she lived for twenty-seven years. She studied at the University of KZN qualifying with a BA Hons (Economic History).

Raashi is inspired by great thinkers and writers, as well as her favourite favourites – her make-believe characters. Shakespeare, Gibran and Byron were amongst her most beloved. She only encountered the great Rumi, a few years back, after a friend of hers commented on her poetry, saying her style was similar to his. Since then, Jelaluddin Rumi has surpassed all the loves of her life. She has been known to say, ‘If I had a third son, I would name him Rumi.’