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Lifelines: New Writing from Bangladesh

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The first collection of its kind, Lifelines presents new work by young female writers from Bangladesh. Their stories portray multifaceted characters trying to take control of their own destinies, challenging stereotypes that cast the complex country as nothing more than poor and underdeveloped.

In these tales, a successful architect suddenly becomes the reluctant guardian of two children; a New York cabbie ponders his previous incarnation as an investment banker; a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law maintain an uneasy truce based on delusion; a student encounters a mystery from his past in a foreign land; a young woman discovers an unlikely cure for self-consciousness; clear-eyed children observe adult hypocrisies; and romance makes its way into in all the wrong places. While some of the stories are set in Bangladesh and others occur against the backdrop of expatriate communities established during the Bangladeshi diaspora, they all paint unforgettable portraits of men, women, and children who face unexpected challenges and discover that the decisions they make can have far-reaching consequences.

About the Author

Farah Ghuznavi is a columnist for the Star Weekend Magazine, the largest-circulation English publication in Bangladesh, and a fiction writer. Her story “Judgment Day” was highly commended in the 2010 Commonwealth Short Story Competition; another story, “Getting There” placed second in the Oxford GEF Short Story Competition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789381017845
Author:
Ghuznavi, Farah
Publisher:
Zubaan Books
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20140931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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