Black Ants and White Pigeons – A Novel: Author’s Notes

It feels good, really good, when your first book comes to live for sale. There are millions of writers and millions of books, but this one is really yours. It's the result of your hard work, an outcome of your patience and perseverance. Why don't you feel good? It took only two months for me …

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Norway – No Way : Some Immigration Jokes

Go to Hell! In Norwegian culture, people wish ‘Good weekend’ on Friday. They say ‘God helg!’ to each other. (Alert: God is not god , it means good and pronounced like ‘gu:’.) Okay, lets come to the point. The first time an Ethiopian friend heard it, he thought the person said to him, “Go to …

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Reading of Khaled Hosseini’s Books and Bangladesh Perspectives

Recently I have read two novels written by Khaled Hosseini, a famous Afghan author living in USA. ‘Kite Runner’ is the first book of the Author, which was published in 2003. It was a New York Times bestseller and sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’, published in 2007, is the …

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Killing of Intellectuals in 1971: Wiping out the Brilliance of a Nation and Death of the Dream for a Secular Bangladesh

14th December is the Martyred Intellectuals Day in Bangladesh. On this day in 1971, just two days before the independence of Bangladesh, Pakistan Army and their Bangladeshi collaborators killed almost all the intellectuals living in the erstwhile East Pakistan (Bangladesh). Here comes the question, why? It was the night of 25 March 1971, when the Pak …

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