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The Ballad of Ayesha

(2018)
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Dhaka. 2 October 1977. A military coup is thwarted, but the exact sequence of events is shrouded in mystery. Soon after, Ayesha Begum, recovering from the birth of her second child, receives a letter from the air force stating that her husband Joynal Abedin has been sentenced to death, convicted of insurgency. But has the verdict been carried out? If it was, when and where was he executed? If he was indeed hanged, what has happened to his body? Trying to find answers to these questions, Ayesha embarks on a long and arduous quest to search for her husband, reminiscent of Behula s epic journey in her effort to resurrect her dead husband Lakhindar in the Bengali folktale Manashamangal. Set against the backdrop of a raging famine, political assassinations and coups that took Bangladesh by storm right after its independence in 1971, Anisul Hoque s The Ballad of Ayesha is as much a story of the newly created nation as it is the story of its people.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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April 2018 : Paperback
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Title: The Ballad of Ayesha
Author(s): Anisul Hoque, Inam Ahmed
ISBN: 9352778952 / 978-9352778959
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Title: The Ballad of Ayesha
Author(s): Anisul Hoque, Inam Ahmed
Publisher: HarperPerennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU