fiction

September 26, 2022
September 26, 2022

Hilary Mantel gave richness to historical fiction

She wrote with vitality, a realness that seemed somewhat dangerous on paper. 

September 22, 2022
September 22, 2022

July Belongs to Misery

"Are you happy?" June asks Lazmere.

September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022

All that matters

The office started to clear out once the overhead clock struck five.

September 10, 2022
September 10, 2022

For fans of 'The God of Small Things', an Ammu-shaped hole in the universe

As a reader, this classic novel will always remain in my heart as a symbol of courage, love, loss and above all, a symbol of enchantment.

September 8, 2022
September 8, 2022

Demons, Darkness, and the Story of a Girl

“Hello, good morning to you,” said one of the butterflies.

September 1, 2022
September 1, 2022

No country for honest men in Shahidul Zahir’s “Woodcutter and Crows”

Zahir uses crows as a symbol of magic realism, as found in local folklore, where animals serve as omens of luck both good and bad. The crows seem to bring bad luck to the couple, and wherever they go, the birds follow.

August 27, 2022
August 27, 2022

Rage is not singular for immigrants in Sabaa Tahir's novel

“What’s the word for when someone drinks so much, they are ruining your best friend’s life? Or the word for a man so vengeful about his own past that he wants to destroy your future? What’s the word for a woman who was sick for months, but refused to go to the doctor until it was too late?"

August 27, 2022
August 27, 2022

What to read if you liked watching ‘Hawa’

The film is a deep dive into Bangladesh’s rivers and the fishermen who hold up the country’s underbelly, along with the revelry, the mythologies that run across the folk culture of majhis and Bede communities. 

August 25, 2022
August 25, 2022

My Mother’s Shoes

I didn’t know the endings to most of the stories as I fell asleep halfway.

August 21, 2022
August 21, 2022

Warm Red

A portrayal of a complex psychology, "Warm Red" tells the story of a terribly insecure man.