The ‘Asia Sings’ will include the introduction of Asian poets and poetesses. Ashraf Aboul-Yazid, Egypt’s veteran poet, writer and journalist, who is also the Editor in Chief of the Silk Road Literature Series, has invited the Asian poets and poetesses to send him one poem, biography and a photo to his email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Silk Road Literature Series Anthology Book. The last date is April 1, 2021.
Iconic voices celebrate the poetry, love, land and life.
(More photos will be added by the deadline 15 April 2021)
In 2016, the Egyptian writer, poet and journalist Ashraf Aboul-Yazid launched his literary project, “The Silk Road Literature Series”. First 5 books were printed and published in Cairo. Featuring itself a bridge between cultures; the first book in the Silk Road Literature Series was a poetic collection by poet Hemant Divate (India) entitled “A Depressingly Monotonous Landscape” translated by Sarabjeet Garcha into English, and into Arabic by Ashraf Aboul-Yazid. The second book was “Al Anamel Al-Qurmozeyya”; a collection of eight Korean novellas written by Korean women authors and translated into Arabic by Radwa Ashraf. The third book was written in Arabic, basically as a PhD thesis by Sabeena K, India, on “The Poetic Narratives in Ashraf Aboul-Yazid ‘s novels”. The Fourth book was a collected selection of love poems written by Korean poet, monk and revolutionary personality Manhae, translated by Ashraf Aboul-Yazid. The final book in print was a collection of critical essays written by Egyptian TV director Fatema Al Zahraa Hassan, entitled (Passionate about Life on Screen, at Stage).
After the spread of Corona virus, the Silk Road Literature Series moved to be published online, thanks to the new digital platform of (ISSUU). The Silk Road Literature Series attracted many authors, from Asia, Europe, Latin America and Canada. Arab authors from Egypt and Lebanon joined the publication campaign. Recently new anthologies were published.
The Sounds of Spring is a new poetic anthology published by the Silk Road Literature Series 2021, written by Eva Petropoulou Lianoy (Greece) who called most of participants in. The authors also included Deema Mahmood (Egypt), Dr. Perwaiz Shaharyar (India), Ana Stjelia (Serbia), Nandita De nee Chatterjee (India), Amb Lovelyn P Eyo (Nigeria), Khaled Sendyouni (Egypt), Pooneh Nedai (Iran), Marwa Nabil (Egypt), Dr Zohir Biswas (Bangladesh), Eduard Harents (Armenia), Moumen Samir (Egypt), Zdenka Mlinar (Croatia), Dr. Miltiadis Dovas (Greece), Ljubica Katić (Croatia), Antonis Filippeos (Greece), Jyotirmaya Thakur (India), Jyoti Nair (India), Vicky Anagnosti (Greece), Pavlina Behraki (Greece), Pankhuri Sinha (India) and Ashraf Aboul-Yazid (Egypt); the poet, novelist and the founding publisher of “The Silk Road Literature Series).