Books by Tahmima Anam
NPR stories about Tahmima Anam
In fiction, novelists Sebastian Rotella and Tahmima Anam explore cultural frictions along South America's "triple border" and in Bangladesh, respectively. In nonfiction, Jermaine Jackson remembers his brother Michael, and Charles King explores the history of Odessa, Ukraine.
Against the backdrop of the aftermath of the war for Bangladeshi independence, the central characters in Tahmima Anam's novel — a brother and sister — take very divergent religious pathways. The author discusses the idea of a family rebuilding as their nation does the same.
A Golden Age tells the story of Bangladesh's 1971 war for independence through the eyes of a young widow fighting to keep her children safe. The novel is the first from writer Tahmima Anam.
Tahmima Anam grew up mostly in the West, but tells the story of the Bangladesh war for independence in her first novel, A Golden Age. The inspiration? Her grandmother, who lived through those tumultuous times.