…the novel’s fixation on East Pakistan is compensation for the absence of Western milieus familiar to the inquisitive readers of the global English novel.
Asif Iqbal is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Oberlin College, Ohio, USA. He is a translator. His recently published translations include short stories such as Torsa Ghosal’s “Jatra” and Selina Hossain’s “Perception.” He is a bi-lingual essayist and poet. His poems have been anthologised in Maps & Metaphors: Writings by Young Writers from Bangladesh and United Kingdom (2006) and in 9th Edge: Creative Writings from Bangladesh (2012).