Thursday, September 10, 2009

A Golden Age

I got caught up in one of the books I'd sent but hadn't read yet: A Golden Age by Tahmina Anam. An interesting story about one family's experience in the 1971 war for independence in Bangladesh. Disturbing in many ways, but fascinating in the details, some of which I'm recognizing. She lived in Dhaka for only a few years, but returned for family visits often. An article on her background can be found here.

An article she wrote for the NYT on Bangladesh can be found here. Especially interesting in terms of global warming and the impact a slight change in temperature can have in the most vulnerable places.

Another article about being away and thoughts of returning.

So that's what's been keeping me busy other than Bangla lessons, going to work, and the usual of cooking and wash. Looking forward to the weekend.

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