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"I’m happy to announce that my book of stories Killing the Water is being released in January 2010 by Penguin Books India.

"The book includes twelve stories. Each of these stories says something revealing and memorable about the effects of war, migration and displacement, as new lives play out against altered worlds ‘back home.’

"The book opens in a remote Bengal village in
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Paperback, 201 pages
Published January 2010 by Penguin India
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Mahmud Rahman was born in Dhaka, in what was then East Pakistan. His writing life began at twelve when he hammered out — with the help of a jerry-rigged Royal typewriter — six carbon copies of a newspaper and pasted them on the walls of his school in old Dhaka. He came of age in the midst of the upsurge of the late sixties that led to the creation of Bangladesh. During the 1971 war, he was a ...more
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