Ghazala Wahab to speak at ULAB Lit Salon on Tuesday
The Department of English & Humanities of University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) in collaboration with Bookworm Bangladesh has returned with its monthly recurring session of the ULAB Literary Salon.
This month, for the second time, the session is taking place outside of the university campus, in the premises of Bookworm Bangladesh, situated near the main gate entrance of Shahabuddin Park in Gulshan 2 on March 14 (Tuesday), from 3 PM to 5 PM.
Speaking at this month's Lit Salon will be Ghazala Wahab, an award-winning editor, strategic affairs specialist and journalist who will speak about her nonfiction book, Born A Muslim: Some Truths About Islam in India (Aleph Book Company, 2021). The book talks about the increasing political irrelevance of Muslims in India and the importance of feminist interpretations of the Quran, besides highlighting other relevant socio political issues.
Born a Muslim had been longlisted for the 15 lakh rupee Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize in 2022 and has won the Tata Literature Live! Book of the Year Award and Atta Galatta-Bangalore Literature Festival Book of the Year Award, both in the nonfiction category.
"Beginning with its 2023 calendar, ULAB Literary Salon has embarked on multi-venue offerings: across Dhaka as well as at ULAB's Permanent Campus", ULAB said. "This, we believe, will address diverse audiences and bring the joy of ideas in an adda-like setting."
Copes of Born A Muslim will be available for sale at Bookworm, alongside other recent titles. This readings joins a series of readings and book launches that have been taking place in the Gulshan 2 Shahabuddin Park since January.
Dr Niaz Zaman recently launched her An Ekushey Anthology at the park. Last month, UPL held discussion sessions on two of their nonfiction titles.
Like all of these other readings at the park, the ULAB Literary Salon is free and open to all.