Abu Dhabi Urdu Poetess Wins Award from US Society

ABU DHABI — An Abu Dhabi-based Urdu poetess Tasnim Abidi has won the best poetry book award for 2008 from the Urdu Markaz International, a literary society in Los Angeles, US, for her latest collection of poetry Tamasha (Spectacle), according to a message received by the poetess from Nayyar Jahan, chairperson of Urdu Markaz International.

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Published: Mon 27 Oct 2008, 1:45 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 7:37 PM

The American literary society, which has been promoting Urdu literature for two decades, gives prizes to best books of prose and poetry published outside the sub-continent every year.

The award was decided by a seven-member panel of judges. Tasnim, a teacher by profession, has been living in Abu Dhabi for over 25 years. The award will be presented to her at a cremony in Los Angeles on November 8.

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