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Poet Yang Geum-Hee – The Green Panther of Jeju Island

Poet Yang Geum-Hee – The Green Panther of Jeju Island

Preview of the poetry collection ‘Nests of Birds’, authored by South Korean poetess Yang Geum-Hee, a lover of nature and a conservationist By Nasir Aijaz, AsiaN Representative SINDH:  Sometimes it happens that you develop good friendly relations with a person whom you have never met. This has become possible mainly because of the cyber age […]

‘Smarphoto’ Gains Popularity in Korea

‘Smarphoto’ Gains Popularity in Korea

By Seok-jae Kang, Vice President, Asia Journalists Association SEOUL: A new genre of photography, Smarphoto, is gaining popularity among Koreans, especially smartphone beginners and senior photography enthusiasts. Smarphoto, a coined term combining smartphone and photography, was created by Korean video specialist Park Kyung-sam in 2012. “Smartphones have become an essential part of our daily lives, […]

Miracle of music from Africa to Iran, from Iran to India

Miracle of music from Africa to Iran, from Iran to India

By Alireza Bahrami TEHRAN: More than half a century ago, a man in the south of Iran sang a local song. This song referred to the people who came to Iran from the African island of Zanzibar several centuries ago. A few years later, an Iranian pop singer sang this song again. This piece was […]

Ashraf Aboul-Yazid’s new  Poetry Anthology

Ashraf Aboul-Yazid’s new  Poetry Anthology

By Gioia Lomasti Poet, translator and editor, Italy ROME: Ashraf Aboul-Yazid (Ashraf Dali), Egypt, is President, Asia Journalist Association (AJA), since April 2016, Editor in Chief, THE SILK ROAD LITERATURE SERIES,  a member of Egyptian Writers Union, and the National Coordinator of World Poetry Movement (WPM) in Egypt. He was awrded the Manhae Grand Prize in Literature, Korea […]

New perspective on modern African literature and its contribution to global cultural mosaic

New perspective on modern African literature and its contribution to global cultural mosaic

By Margarita Al, President of the World Organization of Writers “WOW” CAIRO: On February 2, 2023, in Cairo, Egypt, Nigerian writer Wale Okediran was announced as the laureate of the 6th Open Eurasian Literature Festival (LitFest-2023). According to the contest rules, the laureate receives the opportunity to participate in the festival and a voucher for […]

Suzanne – A story

Suzanne – A story

By Ana Stjelja, Serbia BELGRADE: I found myself on a living room sofa, beside a cradle cradling a newborn, a tiny being yet to embark on the journey of life. The mother shared that a surgery awaited the baby, born with an unusual condition. In this foreign land, the chatter around me blended with the […]

United States, Pakistan sign agreement to protect Pakistan’s cultural heritage

United States, Pakistan sign agreement to protect Pakistan’s cultural heritage

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome and Pakistan Secretary of National Heritage and Culture Ms. Humaira Ahmed signed an agreement on cultural property protection in Islamabad on January 30, 2024. The agreement establishes import restrictions on certain types of archaeological and ethnological materials originating from Pakistan and entering […]

Kyrgyzstan’s Days of Culture held in Qatar

Kyrgyzstan’s Days of Culture held in Qatar

DOHA: Kyrgyzstan’s tapestry of culture, traditions, local customs, and artistic movements that define the country’s rich heritage were shared with enthusiastic crowds in Qatar. The Days of Culture of Kyrgyzstan were held in the capital city Doha and in Lusail where people have thronged to watch the football matches of the Asian Cup. The first […]

Beyond the language: A multilingual poetry anthology to be launched

Beyond the language: A multilingual poetry anthology to be launched

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid President, Asia Journalists Association CAIRO: Today, January 2, 2024, at 7:30 PM, Cairo time, I will be joining an online event, as a chief guest, to launch the multilingual anthology book of poetry entitled (Beyond the Language – Vol II). Poetess Misna Chanu (Editor in Chief), along with other editors for different […]

Mumbai Poetry Festival: Celebrating 20 years of Poetrywala

Mumbai Poetry Festival: Celebrating 20 years of Poetrywala

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid, President, Asia Journalists Association MUMBAI: The name Poetrywala was suggested by Dilip Chitre and the logo was designed by him after translating into English Hemant Divate’s first book of poems Choutishiparyantchya Kavita (Poems till 34 years of age) as Virus Alert. In 2003, there were no publishers publishing poetry in English or […]

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