Sohana Manzoor | The Daily Star
  • Sohana Manzoor

  • Why Doesn’t the Myna Speak?

    Solayman rolled off his bed in terror. Twisting his body, he dived under the bed stand and lay flat. His whole body was trembling. The freedom fighters must have surrounded his house!
  • When women want to study abroad

    Last summer, one of my dissertation supervisees approached me as she plans to go abroad for higher studies.
  • Say “Hello” to the Skunks

    “Have you met Mr. Skunk? In case you have not, he is a short black and white fellow that you might often see at the bottom of the stairs, or near the dumpster.” Joe paused for breath.
  • Substitute Cook

    Last November, our elderly maid servant Fatema’s ma who works full-time at our house, wanted to take leave to get her son married. Of course, I agreed immediately. But she would be gone for about two weeks and hence she proposed that her eldest son’s wife might work in her absence.
  • Sparkling Elizabeth and Timid Anne: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

    Readers over the last two centuries have generally liked the bright and sparkling world of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, whereas Persuasion has often been described as “a departure from the rest of the novels, a turning away from the brilliant and public play of the mind for the deep and private truths of the heart” (Morgan 168).