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Selina Hossain

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Selina Hossain

Selina Hossain was born on June 14, 1947. She is considered one of the leading authors in modern Bengali literature. She has published twenty-one novels, seven collections of short stories, four collections of essays and four collections of children's stories. Her works are a moving account of the contemporary social and political crises and conflicts as well as the recurrent cycles of the life of the struggling masses. Quite a few of her novels have been translated into Indian regional languages and into French, Russian, and English. Her novel Hangor Nadi Grenade (A Shark, a River, a Grenade) is considered a seminal novel about the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh. Until recently she served as the first woman Director of the Bangla Academy, the state-financed autonomous body. She has received a number of literary awards, including the

prestigious Bangla Academy Literary Award (1980). In 1994-95 she won a Ford Foundation Fellowship for her novel Gayatri Sandhya!. She lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Articles by Selina Hossain

Parul’s Motherhood
By Selina Hossain
Parul calculated that it had been around six months since the man had disappeared. Some said he had drowned at sea, some that he had gone to Dhaka for work. Parul didn't care where the hell he went,…
Translated from Bengali by Shabnam Nadiya
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