‘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
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
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