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Dhaka Dust: Poems.
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Graywolf Press
By: Dilruba AhmedWinner of the 2010 Bakeless Prize for Poetry, the debut collection by Dilruba Ahmed — Can?t occupy the same space at the same time — unless, of course, you land in Dhaka — ?from ?Dhaka Dust? Ranging across Europe and America to the streets of Bangladesh, the sharp-edged poems in Dhaka Dust are culled from a rich mélange of languages, people, and poetic attitudes. Through lyric and narrative poems, Dilruba Ahmed?s keen observations on birth, motherhood, and death offer a unique way into the beckoning world. Voices of villagers resonate alongside those of global travelers, each searching for an elusive homeland in small towns and cities alike. Vendors hawk their wares at a bazaar in Dhaka. Gyms in Ohio double as mosques for uprooted immigrants. In Ahmed?s skillful hands, these disparate subjects adroitly capture the textures of life in this new century.
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