The eyes of the world have recently been turned toward the country of
Pakistan. Many have watched with sadness and concern as the turmoil within
Pakistan's government and among its citizens grows. Worse, Pakistani citizens
are dying leaders, angry militants and innocent bystanders alike.
First-time novelist Tahmima Anam has written a story of another tumultuous
season in Pakistan's recent history, the transition of East Pakistan to
independent Bangladesh. Her novel explores how far a person or group of people
will go for someone or something that they fiercely love, while offering a
timely glimpse of a not so distant conflict in Pakistan.
A Golden Age describes the Bangladesh War of Independence from the perspective of one woman, Rehana Haque. Rehana is a widow, a Calcutta-born resident of Dhaka (East Pakistan/Bangladesh) and most of all, a mother. ...
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