The Diplomatic Society

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Najm us Saqib’s novel 'BAOO' launched in South Africa

12 February 2017

Mr Najm us Saqib, High Commissioner of Pakistan in South Africa has launched his book 'BAOO' in Pretoria. This is the first English novel written by a hugely popular and well-known Urdu and Spanish poet and author, who has to date published three poetry books in Urdu, one novel in Urdu and a collection of his Spanish poetry.

Photo: High Commissioner Najm us Saqib and Mr. Nasir Khan, the President of Pakistan-South Africa Association

On his first Urdu novel "Yahan se Aagey", published in 2011, the prestigious Bolan Academy of Pakistan, conferred upon him "the Excellence in Literature Award", in the same year. 'BAOO' is based on this award winning novel, whose second edition was marketed by the publisher in 2013. Considering the appreciation received, the author has translated his Urdu novel, with few adjustments, for the English novel readership.

The book launch was hosted by Mr. Nasir Khan, the President of Pakistan-South Africa Association, Pretoria.

In her review at the launch Delene Adams said, “Baoo” is about Pakistan and the people of Pakistan. Through his skill of story writing, the author takes us with him to different neighbourhoods, friends, cultures and hitherto undiscovered psychological, social and emotional landscapes. His powerful diction, skilfully displayed in “Baoo”, would leave you wondering about life, your life, my life and the lives of our children in this dot.com and fast paced era of a multi-dimensional milieu. As most of the speakers in today’s launching ceremony have said, you would also like to finish reading Baoo in your first sitting. With this work, the author has accentuated the evolution of the friendship between Pakistan and South Africa in a very subtle but effective way."

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
_________________________________________________

September 2017 Edition

 
 
_________________________________________________

Translater


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

South Africa and Vietnam accelerate trade 12 September 2017 South Africa and Vietnam have agreed to fast track trade relations. This emerged during SA Minister of International Relations and... <|> BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future 12 September 2017 The 9th BRICS Summit was successfully held in Xiamen, China from 3 to 5 September 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping chaired the... <|> Seeking trade opportunities in Russia 11 September 2017 Local companies have been urged to look for trade opportunities in the Russian market. Minister Plenipotentiary at the South Africa Embassy... <|> Seeking study opportunities 14 September 2017 A delegation from China recently visited the Pearson Institute for Higher Education in Ashlea Gardens Pretoria, to talk about study opportunities for... <|> Celebration of the National Day of Brazil 14 September 2017 The Embassy of Brazil in Pretoria held a reception in celebration of Brazil’s National Day on September 7th. The event was attended by... <|> Easing travel regulations between South Africa and Kenya 3 May 2016 South Africa and Kenya have announced measures that will make travelling between the two countries easier. South African Home... <|> 17th Annual Regional Seminar on International Humanitarian Law 14 September 2017 The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and the International Committee of the Red Cross... <|> 2017 Gerard Sekoto award 14 September 2017 On Wednesday 13 September 2017, Ambassador of France to South Africa, H.E. Mr. Christophe Farnaud attended the 2017 L’Atelier art awards in... <|> Jamaica’s 55th Independence Celebrations 15 September 2017 On 2 September 2017, Jamaica’s High Commissioner, H.E. Cheryl Spencer and Staff hosted a Reception in celebration of Jamaica’s 55th... <|> Gusen: Granite and death, memory and oblivion 18 September 2017 The opening ceremony of the exhibition "Gusen: Granite and death, memory and oblivion" took place on 7 September 2017 at the... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.