Rohnert Park, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
Vidya Books LLC, a small independent press that publishes materials teaching about India in the U.S. and U.S. cultural history books, is proudly announcing that it will soon be releasing a second volume of poetry translation by Rim Zahra. Zahra is known for “Arab Women In Love & War: Fleeting Eternities,” a translation from Arabic to English of the book of poems written by Ghada Samman, a Syrian/Lebanese writer who writes about the civil war. Zahra’s second volume of translation is entitled “Capturing a Fleeting Moment,” also by Samman.
Rim Zahra writes of her first translation. “Samman locates her poetry in the socially and historically specific context of the Lebanese civil war and uses love and the erotic as a way to address/counter patriarchal structures, social injustices and the corruption of war. Samman’s poems suggest that it is through creatively expressing the erotic and accepting female sexuality that the nation can begin its transformation."
Vidya Books is a niche publisher that was established in the early 1990s. Since its start publishing educational materials on India/South Asia for the K-12 educational market and India K-12 history, the small press has expanded to include U.S. cultural history books, U.S. immigration assimilation stories and other topics.
“We have been reborn in an electronic format, with a print on demand (POD) option for those who prefer books on paper," Rashmi Singh of Vidya Books said.
To get a copy of the book and other online textbooks published by Vidya, view the small independent press on the Web at http://www.vidyabooks.com.
About Vidya Books LLC
The word Vidya is an ancient Sanskrit term that encapsulates all of knowledge and education. Founder Rashmi Singh established Vidya Books after discovering that her daughter was only learning partial historical information. Seeking to change historical misconceptions and broaden minds, Vidya Books began to publish a variety of books, including kids’ books, to introduce the public to the rich culture of South Asia and to enlighten people by presenting alternative points of views on the truths about immigration stories."