In these unprecented times of general distress brough by the pandemic of Covid-19, finding happiness in and around is a challenge of sorts. Hence I was pleasantly surprised when I was told that a book of poetry – that I had translated from Pushto into English more than a decade back – has been published. ‘Pleasnt surprise’ is a mild adjective to describe what I actually felt when I heared the news from the poet who had originally penned the book in Pushto since it has been my first publication of sorts in the form of a book. I had only trans-created the collection of poems but the satisfaction it brought was heartfelt.
Seeing my name against something in print after a longish hiatus is refreshing for my writing morale and I have started thinking on the lines of getting a book of my own poetry published.
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