diaspora

November 30, 2022
November 30, 2022

Nadeem Zaman’s new novel takes ‘The Great Gatsby’ to Dhaka

To be published by Hachette India in early 2023 and meant to be circulated exclusively in South Asia, the novel is “a story of passion, decadence, infidelity, privilege, identity, and the many confounding faces of love and loss in contemporary Dhaka.

September 22, 2022
September 22, 2022

Race and unease in Mohsin Hamid’s ‘The Last White Man’

In The Last White Man, Hamid uses an anodyne, clinical voice to set an atmosphere of unease of a white society panicking within, as a wave of darkness intrudes their skin, turning them impure, perhaps wild.

July 30, 2022
July 30, 2022

A diaspora is a terrible thing to waste

There have been diasporas ever since the Old Testament, and, leaving aside their tragic nature, no two mass exoduses have been alike.

July 26, 2022
July 26, 2022

(Not My) Home: Musings of a Reluctant Immigrant

Despite all her flaws, Dhaka is still the home that loves with reckless abandon

March 31, 2022
March 31, 2022

The Whole Kahani’s ‘Tongues and Bellies’: A promising literary confection

Tongues and Bellies, published by Linen Press (2021), is described by its blurb as an anthology where “sensual and surprising stories play a tantalising game of hide and seek with lies and truth”.

December 23, 2021
December 23, 2021

Diversity and nuance mark the Bangladeshi experience in Sohana Manzoor's 'Our Many Longings: Contemporary Short Fiction From Bangladesh'

So many words have been used to describe this nation in the last 50 years. Started from a bottomless basket, and along the way we’ve been called resilient, passionate, corrupt, greedy, full of warmth.

October 6, 2019
October 6, 2019

'Long-term plan needed to stop violent extremism'

Stressing the necessity to stop violent extremism with long-term integrated plan, speakers at a conference in Belgium say that the threat is no longer limited in South Asia, rather Europe and the US are also affected by its destructive impacts.

May 4, 2016
May 4, 2016

Terror cell 'unfazed' by earlier arrests

Around the time that Singapore announced in January the arrest and deportation of 27 radicalised Bangladeshis under the Internal Security Act (ISA), S-Pass holder Rahman Mizanur, 31, came up with plans for an extremist group and began recruiting his countrymen.