Understanding the modern woman in 'Tokhon Golper Tore'

Tokhon Golper Tore (Pendulum Publishers, 2022) is Rifat Anjum Pia’s debut collection even though she has been writing for quite a few years now.

Budget 2022-23: Is the publishing industry only an inconsequential afterthought?

With the Russia-Ukraine war continuing and the (consequent) wave of inflation that has struck the world, serious concerns for

ULAB Literary Salon in discussion with Saad Z. Hossain, author of ‘Cyber Mage’

The English and Humanities Department at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) is organising its second session of ULAB Literary Salon on June 18, 2022, from 5 to 7 pm, at the ULAB Research Building auditorium in their Dhanmondi campus. In discussion this session is the critically acclaimed novel, Cyber Mage, which will also be launched at the event. ‘Cyber Mage’ is a new novel by Saad Z. Hossain, who is amongst some of the most remarkable English fiction writers of modern Bangladesh. He has been published by top imprints in South Asia and the world. His novel, Cyber Mage, is proudly published in Bangladesh by ULAB Press.

'Untranquil Recollections': Reviewing the memoir of Rehman Sobhan, an incurable optimist

The second volume of Rehman Sobhan’s memoirs, Untranquil Recollections: Political Economy of Nation Building in Post-Liberation Bangladesh (University Press Limited, 2022) deals primarily with the years of 1972 to 1975,

'Love and Gelato': Lost love and Italian summers

On May 25, Netflix shared a teaser for their upcoming feel-good romance, Love & Gelato, and as an ardent reader of young-adult romance, I could not keep calm.

Anushay Hossain's 'The Pain Gap': Labour pains worsened by faulty healthcare

“My pain was so severe that I ran a fever of 104 degrees, and as I shook and trembled uncontrollably, the doctors finally performed an emergency C-section”, reveals Anushay Hossain, author of The Pain Gap (Simon and Schuster, 2021), in the introduction of her book.

June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022

Durian Sukegawa’s ‘Sweet Bean Paste’: On second chances and the plight of leprosy patients

Sweet Bean Paste (2013) by Durian Sukegawa is a tale of friendship and redemption in an unforgiving society.

June 26, 2022
June 26, 2022

Sally Rooney's conversations on suppressed female hysteria: A review of the adaptation

Sally Rooney is well known for transforming her novels into visually pleasing and satisfactory adaptations.

June 25, 2022
June 25, 2022
June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

4 Book Vlogs for Bookaholics

They make book reviews more interesting.

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

“We have Rashids, Laylas, Mariams in each society”

“Read Books, Widen Your Horizon” is a joint initiative by The Daily Star and United International University (UIU).

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

Manash Ghosh's ' Bangladesh War': Dispatches of independence

Bangladesh War resembles a journalist's diary. Ghosh's tone is neither that of a critic nor a judge.

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

From Feni to New Zealand: Trinkets of a life lived

Mastura's penning is sincere. She crafts the details like a watchsmith, a representation of which could be found in the very first piece of the book, named "Feni".

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

Abdulrazak Gurnah’s ‘Desertion’: The politics of leaving

Zanzibar-born (now Tanzania) writer Abdulrazak Gurnah was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2021. One of his 10 published novels, Desertion (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2005) is about—like many of his other works—colonialism, racism, cultural and religious biases, migration, and of course, desertion.

June 20, 2022
June 20, 2022

Five books I would sell my soul to re-read for the first time

Honeyman gives Eleanor a personality beyond her mental illness.

June 20, 2022
June 20, 2022

Boitoi and Walton hosting e-book fair

Boitoi, the largest e-book platform of Bangladesh, is organizing a 15-day ebook fair from June 16 to June 30.