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Tiger in the Twilight by FatimaS
Fri Dec 16, 7:30 PM
TIGER IN THE TWILIGHT: Eco-Poetry on Wildlife for Children and Ever-Green Adults


Fatima Shahnaz

An animated spectacle, and reading of her new collection of ‘Eco-Poetry’by Dr. Fatima Shahnaz, an actor from the Institut des Arts Dramatiques Rene Simon in Paris, actor/theatre director from New York, writer, journalist, professor (emerita), an advocate of international human rights.

About the book: From the tiger jungles of Jim Corbett in royal India, the tribal forays of the anthropologist Verrier Elvin, to the great American prairies of North America … A visionary sweep in ‘eco-poetry’ combining anthropomorphic animals in the range of Aesop’s fables, Lafontaine’s satirical poems and the bio-diversity and splendors of our eco-sphere. Grave current environmental issues are addressed In lyrical verse through language accessible to young and old regarding the degradation of India’s environment and vanishing green spaces, and vegetal and animal species; the depletion of the world’s forest cover; the extinction of wildlife through the man-animal conflict, global warming and climate change – all in dazzling imagery.

Fatima Shahnaz, a new generation of international Indian writers, an alumna with a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the Sorbonne University in Paris, was awarded the citation by the Government of France as ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres,’(Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) gives an inspirational window into her love-story with India. Making the multicultural crossover through poetry between her adopted homes in the United States and France, her British schooling, she writes in the lineage of a gallery of stellar literary luminaries from the ancient Indian Panchatantra to Lewis Carroll, Herman Melville Gerald Durrell, Rainier Maria Rilke, Beatrix Potter, and innumerable others. A breathtaking journey into William Blake’s burning forests of the night!

The Book will soon be released for sale on Amazon.com. Early copies are available at reading.