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Shabnam Nadiya

Contributor

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
“And that shadowy bit you see up there, that’s the thing that has me worried.”
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
He can clearly see all of this life of seventy-three years, two months and thirteen days.
Translated from Bengali by Shabnam Nadiya
Hands
By Anwara Syed Haq
The things he could mend! From jewelry to shoe soles, from punctured tires to bent bicycle spokes–he fixed it all.
Translated from Bengali by Shabnam Nadiya
Snakes, Husbands, Ashalota, and Us
By Shaheen Akhtar
The rest of the night we refold our spread-open bodies dreaming snake-dreams.
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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