One Of Granta S Best Young British Novelists And Winner Of The Commonwealth Writers Prize Best First Book Award, Bangladeshi Born Author Tahmima Anam S The Face Third World Blues Movingly Explores The Double Binds Placed On People Who Immigrate To The Developed World.You Arrive In America For The First Time, A Misfit On Levels You Cannot Entirely Grasp If You Could Grasp Them, You Would Not Be The Misfit You Are Your Separateness Comes To Define You You Call It Your Thirdliness You Hope To Overcome It, At First Soon You Realize It Is Inescapable, And Begin To Question Your Desire To Escape It.In The Face Third World Blues, Tahmima Anam Tells A Story Of Immigration, Passing, And Self Construction As She Comes To The United States For College From Bangladesh, Falls In Love, Gets Married, Moves To The United Kingdom, And Has Children All Filtered Through The Contradictory Expectations Placed On Those Who Are Inevitably Seen As Foreign With Humor, Precision, And Verve, Anam Explores Life Between Contexts, And The Possibilities, Openings, And Fissures That Emerge From Such Mobility Alternately Philosophical, Funny, Personal, Political, And Poetic, The Short Memoirs In The Face Series Offer Unique Perspectives On Race, Culture, Identity, And The Human Experience From Some Of Our Most Dynamic Literary Writers.
Abul Mansur Ahmed is her grandfather.After studying at Mount Holyoke College and Harvard University, she earned a PhD in Social Anthropology.Her first novel, A Golden Age, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Costa First Novel Prize, and was the winner of the 2008 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book It was translated into 22 languages.Her writing has been published in Granta, The New York Times, and the Guardian.She lives in London.
- 100 pages
- The Face
- Tahmima Anam
- 13 January 2019 Tahmima Anam