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Book Launch: Waqt by Peerzada Salman

Peerzada Salman is a journalist associated with the Dawn media group. He writes on culture, art and literature. He is the author of Bemused, a collection of poems in English; and Karachi, Legacies of Empires, a compilation of his articles on Karachi’s colonial buildings that he wrote for Dawn for four years. His first collection of Urdu poems, Waqt, has just been published and will hit the bookstores soon. Join us for its launch at the Alliance Française de Karachi on 14 December 2018 at 6:30 PM.

Waqt is Peerzada Salman’s first collection of Urdu poems. It includes his nazms, ghazals and some three-line poems that he calls seh satri. The poems included in the 100-page collection were written in different phases of the poet’s private and professional life. A few of them represent the time when he was a student of English Literature at the University of Karachi. But most of them were written when he had become a working journalist. They entail subjects ranging from romance to existentialist pangs and from sociopolitical strife to the inescapable reality of death.

Earlier Event: December 11
Ciné Club at AFK: Lumière d'été
Later Event: December 18
Ciné Club at AFK: L'enfant au grelot