WE ARE DELIGHTED TO WELCOME - BASHIR SAKHAWARZ to our Centre where he will be holding our Themed Discussion Evening - He will bring with him his books which will be for sale and signed by him, so don't miss out, come along and enjoy this special evening.
BASHIR SAKHAWARZ is an award-winning poet and novelist. In 1978 his first poetry collection was awarded first prize for New Poetry by the Afghan Writers' Association. Sakhawarz has published seven books in Persian and English. His latest novel Maargir The Snake Charmer was entered for the Man Asian Literary Prize by the publisher and was long-listed for India's 2013 Economist Crossword Book Award. His other works have been published in: Proceedings of the Ninth Conference of the European Society for Central Asia, Cambridge Scholars Publishing (Nov 2010), Images of Afghanistan, Oxford University Press (2010), Language for a New Century, WW Norton & Company; 1st edition (April 2008), English Pen, Asian Literary Review, Cha Literary Journal. In June 2015 he won the first prize for fiction from Geneva Writers Group.
Bashir Sakhawarz is originally from Afghanistan and has lived in Europe, Asia, Africa and Central America. He has worked for a number of international organisations such as the United Nations, the European Union, the Asian Development Bank, the International Red Cross and various NGOs.
This is a Donation only evening plus a very enlightening one. Everyone Welcome!