My Books

An Incomplete Love Story is a tale, seldom told, of a man struggling to find his humanness in a community where he doesn’t belong.

Zayd is a fourth-generation Muslim Indian, growing up in apartheid South Africa, who fatefully discovers why life matters.

A childhood premonition of hopelessness, a father with an unexplainable rage, and a community steeped in double-standards all make for a perfectly dysfunctional adulthood.

Despite his roots, and his struggle for an identity, Zayd navigates his way through a deeply traditional and culturally aloof community.

The prejudices borne out of the caste system, his racial profile, his social standing, and the sectarianism within his community all make inclusion seem impossible.

Yet, it’s not enough to dull his spirit.

Will the emotional isolation of his childhood set him on a collision course with destiny, or will his anomalous nature finally rid him of the inheritance of an emotionally unavailable father, so that he may find peace before it’s too late?

A touch of the hand was the easy part. Allowing her to touch my soul was a dare I wasn’t ready to accept.

ZAID ISMAIL (An Incomplete Love Story)

We are a world of beautiful souls who sometimes feel overwhelmed in our search for love or understanding.

Our efforts, to be understood by those most important to us, can bring out the worst in us.

Reconciling and releasing that hidden rage or sadness, maybe even that feeling of being incomplete is now possible.

Your search for answers from childhood experiences at the hands of absent, or often abusive care-givers is reachable.

Even that betrayal of trust from someone closest to your heart can be healed.

The power to change your life always was, and always will be yours, and yours alone.

embracing ME guides you gently through a unique approach of decoding your emotions so that you may transform the pain of your past into peace for your future.

There is a time and a place for judgement. But let that time and place be when we need to establish justice to maintain social harmony, and not when we’re trying to understand where things went wrong in our lives.

ZAID ISMAIL (Embracing ME)

Just be happy. It could be worse. Don’t take life so seriously. Are you tired of hearing this? Well-meaning friends and colleagues tell us to stay positive, but it often has the opposite effect.

Don’t be misled into thinking that happiness is just a choice. If it were, there would be no sad people. Getting a grip on your emotions is crucial for recovery from heartbreak, trauma, abandonment, and many other trials. Break the cycle of feeling overwhelmed by what happens to you.

Own Your Sh!t is a book that helps you to understand why you feel sad, depressed or angry about life. It doesn’t tell you to overcome it by asking you to do what worked for someone else, because you’re not someone else.

So, stop judging yourself so harshly, or allowing others to do the same. Let this book guide you out of that toxic space and into a better version of you. It’s time to own your sh!t.

An exceptionally good read. Inspirational and motivating.

Fathima Moosa (Own Your Shit)

Does it feel like life is too much to handle?

Do you miss the days when it was simple?

Life has a way of getting insanely complicated when we’re not looking.

Forget about chemical balances, laws of attraction, and whispering to the universe.

It’s time to reconnect with you.

In this easy-to-follow 21 day guide that includes insights and challenges that reconnect you with the simple pleasures in life, discover what it means to live again…but without over-thinking things.

“The flower fluttered in the wind and blossomed
radiantly as if the whole world was admiring it. At that point I realised that it was beautiful even if I was not there to admire its beauty, and for a brief moment I felt a deep yearning for people to be like that flower.”
(The Egosystem)

Paying attention to detail around you is the easy part. Understanding why you take what you do from that detail is the not-so-easy part. That’s emotional mindfulness, and that’s what the author delivers on in this powerful read. The Egosystem is a hard-hitting take on introspection and self-awareness. It leads you on a journey to achieve a level of mindfulness where it matters most. Your emotions.

“Superbly insightful and thoughtfully put together.”

Dr Yazeed Seedat (The Egosystem)