We are pleased to launch 4 new publications at the eigth edition of Dhaka Literary Festival. The event will continue from 8 -10 November 2018 at Bangla Academy, Dhaka.
Tales of an Art Lover
Author: Mario Palma
Fragments of the many panoramas on art that have gradually materialised before the eyes of a career diplomat are the subject of this new book. He shares them in a style that is sometimes deliberately imaginative. His way of looking at art is definitely not that of a conventional art critic; it is instead that of a genuine art lover. And it is, at times, the amused gaze of someone posing as an artist and having lots of fun doing it – an attitude clearly fostered by the current, loose definition of art or artist. Lastly, it is the point of view of someone who still shares – maybe anachronistically – the idea that art should not be confined to the realm of aesthetic experience, but seen instead as an important factor in shaping our social fabric and helping us cope with the many challenges
Six Seasons Review (Volume 5, Issue 2)
Editor: Fakrul Alam
Editorial Board: Syed Manzoorul Islam, Shamsad Mortuza, Luva Nahid Choudhury
Six Seasons Review is an English-language literary journal published twice a year by Bengal Publications. Originally launched in Dhaka in 2001 to meet the need for an English-language periodical devoted exclusively to arts and letters, it now publishes a wide variety of content, including poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, dramas, critical essays, belles-letters, translations and other arts. The editorial collective is committed to publishing some of the best writing from our region in the seventh issue, set to be launched at this year’s Dhaka Lit Fest.
The Woman Who Ate Cooking Pots
Author: Jahanara Naushin
Edited by Niaz Zaman
While some of the stories reveal Naushin’s feminist sympathies, others suggest that she can weave stories around male protagonists. She exposes the harsh realities of rural life, but can also indulge in quiet humour.
Quarks and Socks: The Illustrated letters of Wasi Babu & Dr. Arash
Editors: Katerina Don and Sarah Fardeen
Author: Amit Ashraf and Katerina Don
Illustrators: Farah Khandaker and Kazi Istela Imam
An interdimensional friendship develops between Wasi Babu, an unknown spinning object in the washing machine and Dr.Arash, a disillusioned physicist in the midst of an existential crisis. The pen pals discuss outer space, dandelions, fabric softener, whirling dervishes, lonely socks and the fear of the unknown. Will Wasi Babu leave the washing machine? Will gravity hold him down? Will Dr.Arash deal with his conflicted feelings about life and his brother-in-law Bazlur?