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  • Job done, now job wanted for Robson-Kanu

    LILLE: Hal Robson-Kanu put Wales into a major tournament semi-final for the first time in their history with a superb goal on Friday but he has a challenge beyond facing Portugal — finding a new club...

    On the day his contract expired at English second-tier club Reading, the 27-year-old striker got a boost for a CV that a month ago looked like taking him nowhere fast as he battled an ankle injury to even make the Euro 2016 squad
  • A tribute to progressive women writers

    KARACHI: The dramatic readings held at Habib University on Monday saw the group Zambeel perform on the works of progressive Urdu writers Qurratulain Hyder and Ismat Chughtai...

    “The reason why these two writers have these two names is that they both awarded these titles to each other...

  • Bangladesh police boost security for writers, bloggers

    DHAKA: A prominent Bangladeshi academic and other secular writers, bloggers and intellectuals have been given increased security, police said Wednesday, amid fears they could be the next victims of violence blamed on Islamic militants...

    Anisuzzaman, a university professor known for supporting secular writers and who goes by one name, alerted police after receiving a death threat via an anonymous text message, a police spokesman...

  • ‘Writers need to be protected’

    KARACHI: Writers in our country have always grappled with issues like unemployment and a sense of persecution...

    This was argued by eminent scholar Amar Jaleel in his keynote address at the inauguration ceremony of the three-day National Writers Conference organised by the Pakistan Academy of Letters at the Arts Council on Friday evening...

  • Drama writers asked to tackle women’s health issues

    ISLAMABAD: Renowned writer Haseena Moeen on Friday called upon the drama writers to also touch the issue of reproductive health as now there is more space for dramas in the society...

    She was speaking at the concluding session of the training workshop for the script writers...

  • Writers who died young

    APROPOS Rauf Parekh’s literary note, ‘Urdu writers and poets who died young’ (April 13), knocked my memory and I for the time being not only found myself in a time tunnel with prominent Urdu writers who are no more with us...

    I hope there may be other prominent Urdu writers who died before they could reach 50...

  • Creativity and mental disorder: Urdu poets and writers who committed suicide

    A study carried out at Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2005 concluded that writers and their close relatives, when compared with people having the similar educational background and similar IQ levels, had higher rates of mood disorders...

    Though the topic is rather gloomy, someone could not refrain from commenting in the lighter vein that writers’ tendency to commit suicide should be included in “occupational hazards”...

  • Who needs men? Kamila Shamsie wants only women writers published for a year

    And it led to positive results as a small press, And Other Things took up the challenge to publish only female writers for one year, reported The Guardian...

    Shamsie built up her case from factual evidence to prove that women writers were not represented adequately in the publishing world: for example, she said only 40% of the books submitted for The Booker Prize over the last five years were written by women in accordance with...

  • Khanabadosh Writers Cafe opens

    HYDERABAD: The Khanabadosh Writers Cafe established on the premises of the Sindh culture department’s Sindh Museum was formally opened on Sunday evening for providing some private space to writers, poets, intellectuals and creative minds...

  • Writers urged to promote social harmony

    QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has said that writers, poets and intellectuals have always played a vital role in eliminating extremism from society...

    He said that as the nation was facing the challenge of extremism, the situation required the writers and poets to intensify their efforts to promote social harmony and human values...

  • Pashto fiction magazine launched to encourage women writers

    PESHAWAR: Rehmat Dewan, a young writer, has launched a fiction magazine to encourage woman writers to contribute their fiction pieces...

    “I think we need to focus on fiction writing in Pashto, especially woman writers are being encouraged to contribute their pieces and the title picture on the cover page suggests our aim...

  • Nasreen Anjum Bhatti: classic case of forsaken writers

    LAHORE: Once active and energetic, Punjabi poet Nasreen Anjum Bhatti has now become frail and weak to such an extent that it has become difficult to even recognise her...

    Well known for composing poetry of resistance, especially during Zia’s dictatorial rule, Bhatti is suffering from ovarian cancer
  • FROM MY BOOKSHELF: ‘New writers are producing great poetry’

    Q: What are you currently reading?A: Just yesterday I finished Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad, which is about the freedom efforts of black [slaves] in the 19th century...

    The underground railroad was not actually a physical thing, it was just a symbol of their efforts - how they ran away, how they would be brought back, the kind of punishments they would face; their feet were chopped off or they would be killed with torture
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