Her Stories: Adventures of Supergirls, featuring stories of late and contemporary successful local women, their struggles and adventures, was launched on Friday, the second day of Dhaka Literary Festival, at Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisharad Auditorium of Bangla Academy.
Published by the Her Stories Project, a foundation which works for women empowerment and gender equality, the book features illustrated stories of 21 women including Khona, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, Pritilata Waddedar, Sufia Kamal, Sheikh Hasina and others, who have furthered the cause of women empowerment through their contributions in respective fields.
Cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor unveiled the book, in presence of four women whose stories have been included in the book: Nishat Mazumder, the first Bangladeshi female mountaineer to scale Mountain Everest; Nayma Haque and Tamanna-e-Lutfi, first female combat pilots in Bangladesh Air Force; and Mabia Akhter, the first female weightlifter of Bangladesh who won gold medal in South Asian Games.
The book has been dedicated to Khona, an outspoken astrologer whose tongue was severed by his father-in-law. It has been prepared by 30 researchers, illustrators and writers.
Through the narrations by a girl named Amiya, the book describes stories of successful women who have fought hard and still fighting for establishing women’s rights.
‘These stories of successful women will encourage young women to pursue their dreams’, said Asaduzzaman Noor.
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