Literature

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    Kanthashilan holds online recitation show

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:31pm on September 20, 2020

    Recitation artistes of Kanthashilan entertained the audience presenting poems penned by leading poets in an online recitation show held on Saturday. The programme, titled ‘Swagata...

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    Quamruzzaman to participate in Medellin Int’l Poetry Fest

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:29pm on September 20, 2020

    Poet Quamruzzaman Swapan is going to participate in the 30th Medellin International Poetry Festival, a 70-day poetry event, on October 10. The festival commenced virtually...

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    Publishing houses begin preparations for Ekushey

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 10:48pm on September 19, 2020

    Publishing houses are preparing for the upcoming Ekushey Book Fair 2021 in hopes to recover losses incurred due to the COVID-19 outbreak. They have begun...

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    ‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom dies aged 77

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:39pm on September 18, 2020

    Winston Groom, author of ‘Forrest Gump’, the 1986 American novel that inspired the classic film, has died aged 77, said the mayor of the Alabama...

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    Swanon celebrates 35th founding anniv

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 10:35pm on September 18, 2020

    Recitation troupe Swanon celebrated its 35th founding anniversary through online programmes on Thursday. The troupe streamed four online programmes under the title ‘Abrittite Bune Rakhi...

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    Four debut novels make 2020 Booker Prize shortlist

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:15pm on September 17, 2020

    Four debut novelists were on Tuesday shortlisted alongside Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga and Ethiopian-American Maaza Mengiste for the Booker Prize for best English-language fiction, to...

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    A poet’s response to coronavirus crisis

    Dhrubo Sadiq | Updated at 10:16pm on September 15, 2020

    Ahmed Swapan Mahmud started writing poems in the late 1980s. His works in the 90s noticeably drew the attention of the readers for his eloquent...

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    Mediocrity in recitation arena thriving during COVID-19

    Dhrubo Sadiq | Updated at 09:38pm on September 13, 2020

    Poet and recitation artiste Ravisankar Maitree said that the COVID-19 outbreak has brought to light the mediocrity in the recitation arena. The contagious viral disease...

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    Lev Tolstoy’s 192th birth anniv celebrated

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:59pm on September 12, 2020

    The Russian Centre for Science and Culture celebrated the 192th birth anniversary of Russian writer Lev Tolstoy organising an online literary seminar on Thursday, said...

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    Website of New York Bangla Boi Mela 2020 launched

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:45pm on September 09, 2020

    The 29th 10-day book fair titled ‘New York Bangla Boi Mela 2020’ will commence on September 18. The website of the upcoming event was launched...

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