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Neamat Imam

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Neamat Imam is a Bangladeshi author based in Canada. His first novel, The Black Coat, was first published by Penguin Books India in 2013. It was published in 2015 by Periscope Books in Britain. It is a dystopian portrait of Bangladesh under Prime Minister Sheikh Mujib and a "dark political satire fuelled by anger and absurdist humour" (Independent). In a review, Outlook India called the novel "an extraordinary book ... a fine work of fiction." The Sunday Guardian said it was "destined to be a future classic."

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"Dark political satire fuelled by anger and absurdist humour." - The Independent, UK
"...one of the best to come out of the subcontinent in the recent past." - Financial Express
"A powerful fictional revisiting of Sheikh Mujibur R
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“Our hearts have to cry to end our tears.”
Neamat Imam, The Black Coat

“Look beyond your self-importance and pain. You will know yourself better.”
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“No government will ever surrender to the wishes of its people. No society will ever be free from the control of its government.”
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