6 books we recommend this week

When you go to a book-store, it is often difficult to choose from the plethora of newly released books available. The following list should help when deciding what new books to buy.

1d ago| Star Literature

Words of Love

Thoughts of a devoted poet

What ails Bangladesh's publishing industry?

The price we pay for the local paper takes advantage of that extra duty, and practically we are stuck with buying low quality local paper with questionable output often.

On Gabriel García Márquez’s unpublished manuscript

She has been coming to this hotel for the last 28 years, ever since her mother died, and has chosen to stay in the exact same room as she does every year. She uses the same road from the hotel to travel to her mother’s resting place and buys flowers from the same African woman.

1w ago| Star Literature

Death will stop for you: A Letter

Today is your 50th birthday. Happy Birthday to you.

1w ago| Star Literature

TWO POEMS

Then it is time to return!

November 27, 2022
November 27, 2022

6 books we recommend this week

When you go to a book-store, it is often difficult to choose from the plethora of newly released books available. The following list should help when deciding what new books to buy.

November 27, 2022
November 27, 2022

Words of Love

Thoughts of a devoted poet

November 26, 2022
November 26, 2022

What ails Bangladesh's publishing industry?

The price we pay for the local paper takes advantage of that extra duty, and practically we are stuck with buying low quality local paper with questionable output often.

November 26, 2022
November 26, 2022

Muslim women in the crucible of feminist theory

Writer and academic Elora Shehabuddin has lived in a number of countries and had a fair share of exposure to multicultural environments. Her lived experience must have proved helpful in bringing in a comprehensive perspective to the discussion in Sisters in the Mirror: A History of Muslim Women and the Global Politics of Feminism (University of California Press 2021; University Press Limited 2022).  

November 24, 2022
November 24, 2022

Blood, sweat, and football

The doctors told me that I should forget about playing football. But I just had one thing on my mind: I was going to be back on the pitch again and prove everyone wrong. 

November 24, 2022
November 24, 2022

Hope over fate

Finding himself at the epicentre of the disaster, Abed realised that a large number of deaths (an estimated 500,000) in the “world’s deadliest known tropical cyclone” were not necessarily caused by the natural disaster.

November 23, 2022
November 23, 2022

On poet Sufia Kamal: A revolutionary journey

She came out from the cocoon of the accepted designated roles of women and marched forward to live an extraordinary life. 

November 21, 2022
November 21, 2022

Children’s author Ali Imam no more

Ali Imam, the author of more than 600 books, breathed his last on Monday evening in the Bangladesh Medical College Hospital in the capital’s Dhanmondi area.

November 21, 2022
November 21, 2022

mouthful of moon

What moon might mean to you

November 21, 2022
November 21, 2022

Simon & Schuster's owner to let sale to Penguin fall apart, sources say

Bertelsmann will owe Paramount a USD 200 million break-up fee as a result of the transaction falling apart.