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    Joanna Cole, author of 'Magic School Bus' dies

    Associated Press/UNB. Dhaka | Updated at 11:50am on July 16, 2020

    Scholastic announced that Joanna Cole whose ‘Magic School Bus’ books transported millions of young people on extraordinary and educational adventures, has died. She was 75. Cole,...

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    Virtual recitation show features Chattogram-based troupes

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 11:33pm on July 14, 2020

    Artistes from different Chattogram-based recitation troupes entertained poem lovers at a virtual show held on Monday night. The programme titled ‘Supta Prane Kabitar Chho(n)ya 26’...

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    Leading artistes present songs, poems

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 11:31pm on July 14, 2020

    Leading artistes entertained the audience presenting diverse genre Bangla songs at a virtual programme organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Monday. The programme was organised...

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    Ghana library showcases black and African literature

    Agence France-Presse . Accra | Updated at 11:51pm on July 12, 2020

    A small group of visitors waits eagerly at the entrance to a single-storey building in Ghana’s capital Accra, looking to explore the literary treasure inside. ...

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    Presentation plays crucial role in recitation: Samad

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 11:37pm on July 12, 2020

    Proper presentation is crucial when it comes to conveying the meaning of poem to the audience, eminent poet Muhammad Samad said at a virtual recitation...

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    Chattogram, Naogaon-based artistes enthral poem lovers

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 11:02pm on July 11, 2020

    Chattogram and Naogaon-based recitation artistes entertained poem lovers at separate virtual shows respectively organised by Bangladesh Abritti Samannay Parishad and Abritti Parishad Naogaon on Friday....

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    Al Mahmud’s 84th birth anniv today

    Dhrubo Sadiq | Updated at 12:00am on July 11, 2020

    The 84th birth anniversary of late iconic poet Al Mahmud, who developed a unique style through spontaneous presentation of traditional culture in diction, will be...

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    Virtual show features poems by leading poets

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 09:47pm on July 09, 2020

    Artistes entertained the audience reciting poems penned by leading poets at a virtual programme organised by Kingbadanti Abritti Parishad on Wednesday. The programme, titled ‘Naishabdyer...

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    Literary arena mourns death of Alam Talukder

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 09:46pm on July 09, 2020

    Freedom fighter and rhymester Alam Talukder died of COVID-19 on Wednesday afternoon at Combined Military Hospital in the capital.  He was 64. Bangladesh Shishu Sahityik...

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    JK Rowling denounces restriction of debate

    Culture Desk | Updated at 10:47pm on July 08, 2020

    Some 150 writers, academics and activists - including authors JK Rowling, Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood - have signed an open letter denouncing the ‘restriction...