No More Watno Dur

Sadhu Binning’s poetry gently provokes and evokes. He uses the tools of language, both Punjabi and English, to guide the reader through a private journey of public relevance. Rooted in a history of cultural and labour activism, this collection questions our notions of home, family and community. No More Watno Dur (Watno Dur means ‘far away from the mother land’) firmly establishes Binning as an essential poet who must be read in order to understand this continually unfolding experience of home and homeland in the Western world.

Includes both the English and Punjabi texts.


Publication Date: 1994

Paperback ISBN: 978-0-920661-45-1
Page size: 5.5″ x 8.75″
128 pages

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Sadhu Binning was born in India and immigrated to Canada in 1967. He has published more than fifteen books including one novel, two short story and four poetry collections. He edited a literary monthly Watno Dur from 1977 to 1982 and currently co edits Watan, a Punjabi quarterly. Sadhu is the founding member of the Vancouver Sath and Ankur collective. He has co-authored and produced a number of plays about the South Asian Community. A retired UBC language instructor, Sadhu lives in Burnaby, BC.

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