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"A Golden Age" by Tahmima Anam

Hosted by the Consul of the Singapore Page Turners Group
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Sun 07 Jul 12:30 - 14:30

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A Golden Age is the first novel of the Bangladesh-born writer Tahmima Anam. It tells the story of the Bangladesh War of Independence through the eyes of one family. The novel was awarded the prize for Best First Book in the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Protected content .

Set against the backdrop of the Bangladesh War of Independence, A Golden Age is a story of passion and revolution; of hope, faith, and unexpected heroism in the midst of chaos and of one woman's heartbreaking struggle to keep her family safe.

“In this striking debut novel . . . Anam deftly weaves the personal and the political, giving the terrors of war spare, powerful treatment while lyrically depicting the way in which the struggle for freedom allows Rehana to discover both her strength and her heart.” (The New Yorker).

About the Author
Tahmima Anam is an anthropologist and a novelist. Her debut novel, A Golden Age, won the Protected content Writers Prize for Best First Book. In Protected content , she was named one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and was a judge for the Protected content Man Booker Prize. Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, she was educated at Mount Holyoke College and Harvard University, and now lives in Hackney, East London.