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The Writings of Shahidah Janjua 1949 – 2020. Posthumous book release

Date / Data

Apr 30 2022
Expired!

Saturday / Dé Sathairn

Time / Am

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Venue / Áit

An Díseart, Gairdín
Main St, Dingle
Category / Chatagóir

Féile na Bealtaine sees the posthumous release of Shahidah’s latest poetry and prose volumes, The Sun the Stars are Merged, While Gravity Held Me Perfectly Still and Lest we Forget to Greet the Sun.

Shahidah Janjua (1949-2020) grew up in rural Pakistan and was writing from the age of 16. She moved to London as a teenager when her family were exiled because of her father’s political activism. It was here that she found a voice for her feminist activism. Shahidah moved to Ireland in the 1980’s, living in Derry and Belfast, before settling in Castlegregory in 2005. Shahidah continued to write political articles and poetry throughout her adult life, featuring in many magazines and anthologies.  Shahidah’s work takes the reader through her life, each poem and piece of prose connected by recurring, colliding themes. Féile na Bealtaine sees the posthumous release of Shahidah’s latest poetry and prose volumes, The Sun the Stars are Merged, While Gravity Held Me Perfectly Still and Lest we Forget to Greet the Sun. Previous releases of her work have included Putting in the Pickle where the Jam should Be, Privileged Witness and Dimensions.