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A Golden Age
by Tahmima Anam | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingAnnimanniwing of Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 8/16/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAnnimanniwing from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, August 16, 2009

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"As Rehana Haque awakes one March morning, she might be forgiven for feeling happy. Today she will throw a party for her son and daughter. In the garden of the house she has built, her roses are blooming; her children are almost grown-up; and beyond their doorstep, the city is buzzing with excitement after recent elections. Change is in the air. But none of the guests at Rehana’s party can foresee what will happen in the days and months that follow. For this is East Pakistan in 1971, a country on the brink of war. And this family’s life is about to change for ever.

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 chaos of this era, everyone – from student protesters to the country’s leaders, from rickshaw-wallahs to the army’s soldiers – must make choices. And as she struggles to keep her family safe, Rehana will find herself faced with a heartbreaking dilemma." 

Journal Entry 2 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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This was excellent, a thoroughly enjoyable read. Sad and funny, personal and historical at the same time. This review from The Observer sums it up quite nicely:

Next off to sing-on-a-star as part of the South Asia VBB. Enjoy! 

Journal Entry 3 by sing-on-a-star at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Thursday, May 05, 2011

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