Sarah Anjum Bari

Sarah Anjum Bari is Editor of Daily Star Books. Reach her at sarah.anjum.bari@gmail.com and @wordsinteal on Twitter and Instagram.

March 2, 2021
March 2, 2021

Faiz Ahmed: A visionary labour lawyer and leader of undivided Pakistan

History often has a way of challenging our biases towards our present. Perhaps the one thing common to humans of all generations is our steadfast belief that our own time, unlike any other time in...

February 23, 2021
February 23, 2021

Tahmima Anam, Monica Ali, Leesa Gazi, and Nasima Bee discuss ‘Sultana’s Dream’ for The British Library

On February 22, 2021, The British Library hosted “Sultana’s Dream: Contemporary Fiction of Bangladeshi Origin”, a free virtual session on Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s feminist utopian novella.

February 21, 2021
February 21, 2021

The circulation of Bangla books

While writing a text, a literary text in particular, many authors tend not to think about its afterlife. Imagining, experiencing, and putting the story down on paper takes precedence during those...

February 18, 2021
February 18, 2021

Razia Khan: Life and Literature Archived

For anyone looking to immerse themself in the literary culture of Bangladesh, Professor Razia Khan Amin’s name and presence are unavoidable.

January 19, 2021
January 19, 2021

Farida Hossain, Writing with Grace

On October 9, 1965—a day before the World Children’s Day celebrations—the Engineering Institute of Dhaka rang with the melody of young voices, their footfalls and bright costumes. Children from...

January 16, 2021
January 16, 2021

Professor Abdus Selim on writing the English screenplay for ‘The Grave’

Having lost his family, the journey of a Muslim man digging a hundred graves to enter shapes the story of The Grave, the first Bangladeshi film to be made in English.

January 14, 2021
January 14, 2021

The Fall of A Great America

In a near-perfect echo of today’s world, Nobel Prize-winning Elfriede Jelinek’s On the Royal Road: The Bergher King (Seagull Books, 2020) is stuffed breathless with metaphors, innuendoes, and...

December 13, 2020
December 13, 2020

Amar Ekushey Boi Mela to go virtual

The Amar Ekushey Boi Mela will be held virtually in February.

November 12, 2020
November 12, 2020

Revisiting ‘Talaash’ with Shaheen Akhtar and Seung Hee Jeon

On November 1, 2020, author Shaheen Akhtar was awarded the 3rd Asian Literary Award for the Korean translation of her 2004 novel Talaash—which traces the lives of Birangona women decades after the...

November 5, 2020
November 5, 2020

On stories of domestic violence

Tahmima Anam’s play Shahrazad, written for UK-based arts organisation Komola Collective and live streamed on October 29, 2020, adopts the