Imrul Islam | The Daily Star
  • Imrul Islam

  • Time and Space

    Winter came early that year. Mid-October, a steady wind appeared and transformed Dhaka into a dust bowl; by November, a fog descended and obscured the moon.
  • Things we lost to the fire

    The distance from Lexington to Astoria is six miles; 1.5 hours by foot. On that crisp fall morning, it took twice that.
  • We are what we remember

    When Nana was 24, he saw Muslims slaughtered in prayer. As men prostrated before God, the cold of steel met the warmth of flesh,
  • The Rape of the Rohingya

    When Rohingya refugees first enter Bangladesh, they are greeted with questions. What happened? Who were they with? Where?
  • Do the masses really vote for fascism?

    The elections are over, and India has spoken. Or so I hear. Modi will go on to rule for five more years, the country will systematically