Sabeena M Sali, author of many books and poems talks to Asian Lite about her works and achievements … reports Asian Lite News.
Sabeena M Sali D/o Mr. A Muhammed kunju and Mrs. Subaida beevi, from Ernakulam district of Kerala, presently working as pharmacist in Saudi MOH. Graduated in Botany from Maharajas college Ernakulam. Completed HDC and D pharam and after that transplanted life with family to Saudi Arabia. Spouse Mr.Muhammed Sali and children, Bilal and Asiya. By writing poems, got an entry into the dais of literature.
The first book was a collection of poems “Bagdaadile panineerppookkal” published by classic books and it is released in Riyadh 2010 by the well known poet Kureeppuzha Sreekumar. It contain prose poetry touching different phases of life.
The second book was “Kanyavinodam” a collection of 23 short stories published by Kairali books. The stories sculpturing the life of expatriates as well as keralites. The preface to the stories was written by Subash chandran . The book won Pravasi Book Trust Award 2016.
The third book was again poems, “Vaakkinullile daivam”. Truly a collection of symbolic and imagery poems, published by Kairali books. The book was released at Sahithya Academy hall by the renowned novelist T D Ramakrishnan.
The fourth book is a collection of essays “Gandhadweepukalute paaraavukaari” containing personal memories and experiences, published by Saikatham books. Our memory is our coherence said by a Spanish film maker Luis Bunuel. If, Psychologically speaking, people in this era fascinated to read personal experiences rather than stories or poems. This book is a trial of reconstructing, those moments that passed away from our lives. So in that sense, I can call it as an autobiographical memory.
Fifth book again stories “Rathriveru” published by DC books. The story “ mayichirakulla malaaakha adhava melek Taus “ is the highlight of that book. It refers to the massive sufferings of yazidi groups of Iraq from ISIL particularly, the heroine of the story Yasifa. It brings the attention, how a race is going to abandon from earth and its consequences. The story won Qatar Samskriti C V Sreeraman Award also.
Now, my first novel is about to release in 18th Sharjah International Book Fair. “ Thanalppeyth” The life story of Safiya, the female social worker who helped a lot of poor expatriates who suffer in Saudi Arabia while the hardships of deadly cancer of her body. The story is a combination of facts and fictions.
Awards and achievements – K C Pillai memorial short story award, T V Kochu Bava short story award, Sahyakalvedi, Sauhridam.com poetry awards, KMCC, Friends Creations and Keli awards for best articles. Pravasi book Trust award, Samskrithi CV Sreeraman short story award.
As an ocean of knowledge, Literature always stands ahead to enhance the overall intellectual capacity of human being. It washes away all dirt and dust from the minds. As a writer , I think I am a mere molecule, not even a drop in that vast ocean. According to my past experiences, in writing I think, through fiction writing only we can unmask some of the bitter truths of the society. In literature, the only masterpiece I follow to build up my writing career is the dictionary itself.