Sana Janjua is a poet, performer and playwright. Her writings have been published at The Laaltain and Uddari Weblog, and she has presented monologues at various cultural and literary venues. Her play Migration, written and directed for a group of Pakistani-Canadian youth, expresses the experience of loneliness and pathos of (forced) migration and exile. Her monologue Smaller Names explores the dynamics of silencing of women’s voices/stories, and the trauma and shame they endure as they speak. As well, her poems and monologues focus on the invalidating environments produced by neoliberalism. She has hosted events to commemorate Poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Women’s International Day, Surrey Muse, and numerous book launching ceremonies for authors. Sana is now working on a full-length play and a chapbook of her poetry and essays. She is a Founding Member and the President of Surrey Muse.
Sana is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse, and enjoys working in the field of mental health.
At the January 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, Sana will be our Host. More on the event is here:
Surrey Muse gatherings take place on
the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and
Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.