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Published on July 18, 2014

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Asian literature: Asian literature Author: Tahmima Anam PowerPoint Presentation: Tahmima Anam background Career Personal Life education Books Articles & short stories PowerPoint Presentation: Anam comes from an illustrious literary family in  Bangladesh . Her father  Mahfuz Anam  is the editor and publisher of  The Daily Star , an English-language newspaper in  Bangladesh . [3]  Her grandfather  Abul Mansur Ahmed  was a satirist and politician whose works in Bengali  remain popular to this day. [4] background Go back to the graphic organizer education: education Anam was born in  Dhaka ,  Bangladesh , and grew up in  Paris ,  New York City , and  Bangkok , as a consequence of her father’s career with the  Unicef . [5] In 1997, Anam completed her undergraduate education at  Mount Holyoke College . She earned a  PhD  in Anthropology from  Harvard University  in 2004, for her thesis "Fixing the Past: War, Violence, and Habitations of Memory in Post-Independence Bangladesh." In 2005, she completed an  MA  in  Creative Writing  at  Royal Holloway ,  University of London . Anam is the recipient of a Writing Fellowship from the  Arts Council of England . Go back to the graphic organizer Career : Career In March 2007, Anam’s first novel was published by  John Murray . She picked the  Bangladesh Liberation War  as her first subject to write the novel  A Golden Age . Anam was inspired by her parents who were freedom fighters during the war. [6]   Tahmima  also researched the war which covered the central part of her post graduation. For the benefit of her research, she stayed in Bangladesh for two years and interviewed hundreds of war fighters. She also worked on the set of  Tareque  and  Catherine Masud ’s critically acclaimed film  Matir Moina  ( The Clay Bird ) which reflects the happenings during that war. [7] As of 2008, Anam , is author and contributing editor of  New Statesman  of UK. [8] In 2011, her second novel  The Good Muslim  a sequel to  A Golden Age  was published. It was nominated for the 2011  Man Asian Literary Prize   longlist . Go back to the graphic organizer Personal life: Personal life Anam's first husband was a Bangladeshi marketing executive. In 2010, Anam married an American inventor, Roland O. Lamb, whom she met at  Harvard University . [9] [10]  She currently resides in  Kilburn ,  London . Go back to the graphic organizer Articles and short stories : Articles and short stories "Saving the world".  Granta  103 (Autumn): 213–223. 2008. Bangladesh at the crossroads.  Financial Times . 18 March 2011 Happy 40th birthday, Bangladesh .  The Guardian . 24 March 2011 Rabindranath Tagore’s legacy lies in the freedom-seeking women of his fiction .  The Independent . 6 May 2011 An education: Inside Bangladesh’s madrasas .  The Guardian . 20 May 2011 My hero Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain .  The Guardian . 27 May 2011 Go back to the graphic organizer Books : Books Year Title Publisher ISBN 2007 A Golden Age John Murray ISBN 978-0719560095 2011 The Good Muslim ISBN 978-1847679758 Go back to the graphic organizer PowerPoint Presentation:  Tahmima anam Go back to the graphic organizer

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