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A Golden Age

by Tahmima Anam

A Golden Age
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    Jan 2008, 288 pages
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    Jan 2009, 304 pages

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A story of passion and revolution set against the backdrop of the Bangladesh War of Independence. 1st Novel

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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