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Shabnam Nadiya

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Shabnam Nadiya

Shabnam Nadiya grew up in Jahangirnagar, a small college campus in Bangladesh. She has an MFA from and is the 2013-14 Schulze Fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop; and is currently working on a collection of linked stories called Pariah Dog and Others.

Photo: Ilana Aratrika Shabnam

Articles by Shabnam Nadiya

Delbahar and Ghee
By Prasanta Mridha
The most astonishing thing about these men was their ability to eyeball measurements.
Translated from Bengali by Shabnam Nadiya
Multilingual
Me and Mycobacterium tuberculosis
By Shahaduz Zaman
When I was given the news, I was quite overcome. I was told I was going to England. I was supposed to work with a company in London for a couple of years as part of my job. I was instructed to apply for…
Translated from Bengali by Shabnam Nadiya
From the Translator: On Translating Bangla Literature
By Shabnam Nadiya
I translated my first story when I was thirteen. It was done for purely altruistic reasons: I’d read a fabulous sci-fi story by Robert Sheckley called The Odor of Thought and wanted my best friend…
An Indian Citizen in Our Town
By Mashiul Alam
An Indian citizen has arrived in our town. This isn’t really news. The Indian border is very close to our town and many people cross over every day. They are ours, they belong to this land. Most…
Translated from Bengali by Shabnam Nadiya
Hands
By Anwara Syed Haq
The workshop measured three and a half yards by one and a half. A narrow, confined room, where everything happened. Curtained with coarse sacking, about half of it remained out of sight. Motiur from the…
Translated from Bengali by Shabnam Nadiya
Snakes, Husbands, Ashalota, and Us
By Shaheen Akhtar
Ashalota’s arrival in our lives occurred when, trying to rescue ourselves from our fear of snakes, we were stifling in the clutches of our husbands. Who isn’t afraid of snakes? Our husbands…
Translated from Bengali by Shabnam Nadiya
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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