Articles by: Sohana Manzoor

Commemorating the writings of Emily Bronte

Commemorating the writings of Emily Bronte

A common concept today about the children portrayed in Victorian literature is that they are innocent in spite of their sufferings and brutalization by the society. One can refer to an apotheosis of childhood innocence through characters like Dickens’s Oliver Twist, Little Nell in Old Curiosity Shop, and Pip in Great Expectations, or Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. During the Victorian era morality and didacticism[Read More…]

by July 31, 2020 Arts/Literature
Broken Glass and Shattered Dreams: COVID 19 in Bangladesh

Broken Glass and Shattered Dreams: COVID 19 in Bangladesh

“Dance on broken glass; Build castles with shattered dreams Wear your tears like precious pearls. Proud. Strong. Unshakable.” –Anita Krizaan At such a time as ours, I can identify with the first three lines, but not the last three. As I read the poem, I utter instead, “Ah, what dark tunnels are we crossing?” I can’t believe that it has[Read More…]

by April 29, 2020 South Asia