Book Launch: ‘Naal Sajjan de Rahiye’ by Afzal Saahir – Surrey March 4 and 6/2012


‘Naal Sajjan de Rehye’
Punjabi Poetry by Afzal Saahir
Shahmukhi edition: Sanjh Pulications, Lahore PK 2011
Gurumukhi edition: Uddari Books, Surrey CA 2012

Poet and Radio Host Afzal Saahir has published his first collection of Punjabi poetry titled ‘Naal Sajjan de Rehiye’ in both Shahmukhi and Gurumukhi scripts, and is launching it this week.

The first launch is organized by Aarsi Punjabi
On Sunday March 4, 2012
12:30 – 4:30 PM
At Grand Taj Banquet Hall
8388 128 Street, Surrey
(604) 599-4342

The Second launch is organized by Uddari Books, Surrey Muse and Committee of Progressive Pakistanis
On Tuesday March 6, 2012
6 – 9 PM
At Newton Exchange branch of Surrey Public Library (SPL)
13795 70 Avenue


‘Afzal Saahir de andar Sultan Bahu apni chambay de bootti laa geya ae’. Amrita Pritam

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Zafaryab Ahmad on Mazhar Tirmazi, Lahore 1998

Lahore activist Zafaryab Ahmad (Late) speaks about UK-based Punjabi poet Mazhar Tirmazi at the 1998 book launch of his collection of poetry ‘Kaya Kagad’ in Pakistan.

We know from watching the video that other than Mazhar Tirmazi, author Mushtaq Soofi is present, and that poet Zubair Ahmad is hosting the event.

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Mazhar Tirmazi
Zafaryab Ahmad
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Links to Audio/Video of Tariq Ali’s Talk in Vancouver Nov 10/08

Thank you Jasdeep, for visiting Uddari.

Here are links to Tariq Ali’s talk in Vancouver on November 10/08 at the launch of his book ‘The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power’.

The MP3 audio file:
Tariq Ali: Pakistan on Flightpath to American Power

Download videos:
Workingtv.com

Book reviews
Democracynow.org, and the launch was organized in Vancouver by Stopwar.ca.

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The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power

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Help Surrey BC Become the Coolest City in Canada

Spectacular Surrey.
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Volunteers are needed to help make Surrey the ‘Coolest’ city in Canada by asking the Mayor and other city officials to make a commitment to climate protection policies and agreements.

Notices

Update: A Best Seller On Our Hands: Skeena!
Surrey BC is featured in a novel launched on April 9/2011 at the Newton Branch of Surrey Public Library. The novel titled ‘Skeena’ is written by Surrey-based author Fauzia Rafique, and was launched here in both English and Punjabi (Gurumukhi and Shahmukhi).
More information about the book launch in surrey


The story of Skeena begins in a village in the Pakistani Punjab in 1971, moves to the city of Lahore in 1981, continues onto Toronto ON in 1991, and finishes in Surrey BC in 2001. The novel is divided in four sections, and the fourth section takes place in Surrey.


The English and Gurumukhi editions of Skeena are published by Surrey-based publishers Libros Libertad and Uddari Books in 2011. The Shahmukhi Punjabi edition was published by Sanjh Publications from Lahore in 2007 where the novel was launched in nine cities in Punjab and Sindh.
More information on Skeena

Buy English edition of ‘Skeena’ Online
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A Book Launch and an Event Report

Information about the launch of a new collection of poems on London titled ‘All That Mighty Heart: London Poems’ edited by Lisa Russ Spaar is online at the Cultural Events page.

Also, view a report “May 12 Karachi Carnage Remembered in San Francisco Bay Area” by Ali Hasan Cemendtaur on a recent event held by Friends of South Asia (FOSA), in Pakistan Link.
Pakistani-American law professor Tayyab Mahmud, Ijaz Syed, Javed Ellahie, and Dabbir Tirmizi at “Pakistan’s Judicial Crisis and Remembering Karachi May 12 Carnage”

View the report here: www.pakistanlink.com