Book Launch: Bheerh Mein by Azra Abbas at T2F

Azra Abbas will read from her latest collection of poetry, “Bheerh Mein”, as well as from her previous books, and will be joined in conversation by Asif Farrukhi.

About the Author:
A leading contemporary poet of Urdu, Azra Abbas, has already authored five previous collections of poetry, including an extended prose poem in a stream-of-consciousness style, entitled Neend ki Musafatain. She has also published a work of fiction; and a biographical memoire, also available in an English translation entitled “Kicking up Dust”, in which she juxtaposes her childhood life with the realities of the middle-class she grew up in. Azra Abbas is well-known for her modernist stance and outspoken handling of themes related to everyday-experiences, especially from a woman’s perspective. Her new collection of poems Bheerh Main has just been published from Karachi.

Fiction writer and critic, Asif Farrukhi is the author of several books in Urdu, including collections of short fiction and essays in literary criticism. He has published translations of Pakistan’s writers in English and of international writing in Urdu. He contributes regularly to a range of English-language periodicals from Karachi and is the founder-editor of Duniyazad, a literary book series. His latest publication is ‘Look At the City From Here’, an anthology of Karachi writings published by Oxford University Press, Pakistan. Asif Farrukhi is a public health physician and lives in Karachi.

Event Name: Book Launch: Bheerh Mein by Azra Abbas
Date: Monday, 10th September 2018
Time: 07:00PM – 08:30 PM
Venue: Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F)
Entry: Free, It’s your donations that keep them going!
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