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The Inconsequential Politician: Bangladesh: A Nation Coming of Age

The Inconsequential Politician: Bangladesh: A Nation Coming of Age

BySylvia Mortoza

When you read Bangladeshi author Sylvia Mortoza's nation-coming-of-age novel, "The Inconsequential Politician," don't expect The Last Hurrah with beards and saris. Her novel is about the birth of Bangladesh as seen through the life of...well...an inconsequential politician. Being a political novel, it ignores the rules of the hero novel, for politics grinds heroes into the bone meal on which tyrants feast. The stage dramatizes the story rather than the story dramatizing the stage. It is a novel also about outback realpolitik in a country few can even locate on a map, much less fathom as a political culture in which millions act as they do. We watch a nation born under a dark moon and thunderous skies, from the perspective of a bit player shunted mercilessly from little to little more by the forces he helps support.

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Publication Date
May 3, 2011
Language
English
ISBN
9781447681601
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Sylvia Mortoza

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Format
EPUB

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