Spring, 1971, East Pakistan. Rehana Haque is throwing a party for her beloved children, Sohail and Maya. Her young family is growing up fast, and Rehana wants to remember this day forever. But out on the hot city streets, something violent is brewing. As the civil war develops, a war which will eventually see the birth of Bangladesh, Rehana struggles to keep her children safe and finds herself facing a heartbreaking dilemma.
The stunning debut novel and one of three Recommended Reads presented in the nudge shop this January from one of Granta’s Best of Young British novelists, Tahmima Anam.
A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam, published on 3 May, 2012 by Canongate Books