The Devil's Thumbprint
By Ahsan Akbar
This is the debut collection by a young Bangladeshi poet. It clearly shows that Bangladeshi poetry in English is attracting fresh talent whose development is bound to be a matter of interest to poetry lovers everywhere. The poems cover a span of years and reflect a young man's sentimental education in a world of emotional instability. At once emotionally charged and infused with irony and wit, the poems will delight and entertain and also provoke serious thought.
Ahsan Akbar grew up in Dhaka and studies at Exeter. He lives in London, and is currently at work on a novel. This is debut collection.