62nd Children’s Literature Festival to be held in Islamabad

By The Frontier Post | October 22, 2019

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The two-day 62nd Children’s Literature Festival (CLF), a flagship program of civil society organization Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), will be held on October 23 and 24 at LokVirsa, Islamabad. The event will be open to all from 9am to 4pm on both the days. At least 70 sessions have been planned for CLF Islamabad…

Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke win Nobel Prize for Literature for 2018 and 2019

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austria’s Peter Handke have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Two winners were named – one for 2019 and one for 2018 – because the prize was not awarded last year. The Swedish Academy, which oversees the prestigious award, suspended it in 2018 after a sexual…

Iran, Pakistan to boost joint cultural artistic and literary programs

By The Frontier Post | October 16, 2019

F.P. Report LAHORE: At a meeting with Head of Sufi Tabassum Academy, Director of Iran’s Culture ‎House in Lahore, Pakistan stressed on boosting cultural, artistic and literary cooperation ‎between the two parties. According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations department of Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, Ali Akbar Rezaei-Fard, Director of Iran’s Culture…

Lit & Luz Festival unites U.S. and Mexican cultures across borders, art genres

By The Frontier Post | October 13, 2019

The day after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit Oaxaca in February 2018, the streets of Pilsen were quieter, more tense than usual for a winter day. That’s how photojournalist Sebastián Hidalgo remembers the day, after seeing the pouring out of family members checking in on their relatives on the other side of the border using social…

Event on translation of Perveen Shakir’s poetry held in Jeddah

By The Frontier Post | July 10, 2019

F.P. Report JEDDAH: Oxford University Press organized an event for its publication, Defiance of the Rose: Selected Poems by Perveen Shakir translated from Urdu by Naima Rashid, in Jeddah. The event was held at Medd Café and Roastery, in partnership with four communities— Jeddah Reads, Jeddah Cultural Exchange Company, Joy of Urdu, and Medd Café—which…

KUAF Arts Beat: Born to Pakistani Immigrant Parents in London She Now Paints Her Culture in Arkansas

By The Frontier Post | May 1, 2019

Monitoring Desk LONDON: How does a London native born to Pakistani immigrants end up moving to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to create detailed portraits adorned in elaborate duptta scarves painted in tribute to her rich cultural history? Find out, in this conversation with painter Shabana Kauser. “If you’d said to me 15 years ago, you’re going to…

Learning Mandarin in Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | April 10, 2019

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Pan Yuqi, the first secretary of the culture department at the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad, talks about the rise in the number of young Pakistanis learning Mandarin. Q. Since a few years now, Chinese-language courses are being taught in Pakistan. How do you see this development? Mr. Yuqi: Such developments are bringing…