Rebecca Haque | The Daily Star
  • Rebecca Haque

    Rebecca Haque is Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka.

  • A Requiem for February

    Pahela Falgun, the first day of spring, did not work its magic of rebirth upon my soul. I felt no quickening, burgeoning re-awakening of the creative spirit in myself, nor did I find it in the natural world around me.
  • On the margins of ruin: War and displacement

    and clothe and feed and succour the ruined, forlorn Rohingya, I cannot but feel anxious for our own swiftly depleting resources.
  • Bangabandhu and the birth of our nation

    Incarcerated in the camps in (West) Pakistan after the surrender of General Niazi and the capture of over 90,000 Pakistani soldiers, the Bengali Armed Forces Officers and their families counted the days and months as they eagerly awaited repatriation to their newly liberated motherland.
  • Woodsman, spare that tree!

    Did not Joyce Kilmer say, “I have never seen a poem as beautiful as a tree”?
  • Red sun and green earth

    When, in March 1971, my eyes first beheld the radiant facsimile of the flag of Bangladesh – the small handprint of my deltaic