Confessions of a Gambler


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In this timely novel, Abeeda, a South African woman in her late forties, is struggling to hold on to both halves of a double life. To others, she is a pious Muslim mother of four, coping with the death of one of her sons to AIDS. But Abeeda has also developed a gambling addiction, winning and losing huge amounts of money. In a series of flashbacks her life is traced as a woman in her twenties, through a torrid affair with her younger sister's fiance, Imran, and her history of taking wild risks. In all, this is a gripping ...

Confessions of a Gambler 2007, Overlook Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781585678976


Confessions of a Gambler 2004, Kwela Books

ISBN-13: 9780795701603

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