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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari My rating: 4 of 5 stars The four stars I’ve given this book are, I’ll admit from the start, somewhat out of respect for this brilliant author rather than wholly deserved with this ‘sequel’ to his superb ‘Sapiens’. There are many passages which frankly […]
Theatre Review: Brick Lane 78 by Murad Khan By Ken Powell On Saturday 5 May, West Midlands-based theatre company, Purbanat, gave a special performance of Murad Khan’s latest offering ‘Brick Lane 78‘ at London’s Brady Art Centre. The date was chosen deliberately: 40 years since the murder of Altab Ali, a Bangladeshi textile worker who […]
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Tag Archives: Shahbhag
The latest news with Bangladesh is as baffling as it is worrying. Is it a first in political history for a party leader to be forced by the Government to take part in elections? Well, Bangladesh’s lovable ex-dictator, Ershad, has … Continue reading
Sometimes, being an observer of life in a culture foreign to your own just isn’t enough. On Wednesday morning I arrived in Dhaka for a single day of ‘bachelor life’. I had to pick up my laptop (which had suddenly … Continue reading
Men in their 40s traditionally are known for their ‘midlife crisis’ and start doing strange things. When I grew up it was the ‘Benny Hill’ mentality that they became ‘dirty old men’ who would lust after barely legal blonde and … Continue reading
I had intended to post something tomorrow but such is the speed at which things are moving right now in Bangladesh that I felt compelled to write again today instead. Links to all the sources used are included at the … Continue reading
In that last few days Bangladesh has seen some very worrying developments in the battle between fundamentalist Islamic groups such as the Jamaat e Islami and the Blogger-led Shahbhag youth movement. I have great misgivings about what is happening. At the … Continue reading