Each submission, whether poem or prose, was limited to 250 words, and the first team to complete all the prompts would be crowned the winning house.
With the publication of his first collection of poems, Tabak Deya Paan in 1975, Bangla literary scene witnessed the emergence of a powerful new voice.
Ushinor Majumdar’s book details how, since Partition, the Pakistan military junta had continued to exert unjust power over Bengal and its resident Bengalis.
Mehta also directed the documentary film Dateline Bangladesh based on her time stationed in Bangladesh during the war.
Describing Abul Mansur Ahmed as a multi-faceted personality, the speakers said that from a sense of responsibility to the society, he has constantly fought for the rights of citizens, freedom of speech and change in the society.
The lineup of mentors includes a range of writers from South Asia, currently based in and publishing from all over the globe.
The novels are small revolutions, each seeking to energise and awaken the language. Together, they offer startling portraits of the current.
The creators of Small World City believe that Dhaka’s literary community deserves better recognition and representation, both domestically and globally.