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    Tsitsi Dangarembga: Zimbabwe’s ‘conscientious citizen’

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 11:18pm on August 11, 2020

    It was a week that for Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga started with elation and ended in despair. It began with the news that her latest...

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    Online recitation show pays tribute to Mujib

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 11:16pm on August 11, 2020

    Recitation troupe Swanon organised an online recitation show, to pay tribute to country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, on its Facebook page on Monday. The...

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    ‘Made in Bangladesh’ to have online release in the USA

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:15pm on August 11, 2020

    Rubaiyat Hossain directed local film ‘Made in Bangladesh’ will be released online in the United States on August 28. The director herself confirmed the matter...

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    Two local films bag award in India

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:13pm on August 11, 2020

    Two local films namely, ‘Maya-The Lost Mother’ and ‘Kasida of Dhaka’, have bagged awards in Indus Valley International Film Festival (IVIFF) in Delhi, India, which...

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    We have to adapt to the new normal: Zahid Hasan

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 11:11pm on August 11, 2020

    Popular actor turned director Zahid Hasan said artistes have to adapt to the new normal as it is uncertain when the coronavirus will disappear. Zahid...

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    Egypt highway uproots graves, homes in ‘City of Dead’

    Agence France-Press . Egypt | Updated at 10:15pm on August 10, 2020

    Egyptian mother-of-three Menna said she was caught off guard when a bulldozer clearing space for a controversial highway flattened much of a mausoleum that doubled as her home in a...

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    Blast leaves old Beirut’s heritage gems in ruins

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:14pm on August 10, 2020

    The monster explosion that levelled Beirut’s port darkened the Lebanese capital’s future but also blasted its past into oblivion, ravaging many beloved architectural and cultural treasures...

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    Cyprus singer shines spotlight on refugees

    Agence France-Presse . Nicosia | Updated at 10:12pm on August 10, 2020

    Cypriot singer Alexia Vassiliou still remembers the sound of the sirens wailing eerily over her house when she was just a child to warn of the Turkish invasion. She and her family fled the northeastern town of...

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    People’s song singers entertain audience

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 10:10pm on August 10, 2020

    Artistes of Satyen Sen Shilpi Gosthi and cultural organisation Uthan entertained the audience rendering people’s songs at an online music show held on Sunday. The event was organised by Bangladesh Ganasangeet Samannay Parishad and...

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    Tête-à-tête with literary couple Tipu, Tanzia

    Dhrubo Sadiq | Updated at 10:08pm on August 10, 2020

    The current health crisis has affected countless artists and writers — both physically and mentally. But many have also found a way to grapple with deaths and disrepair in their own creative terms. Literary couple...