Literary encounter on ‘The Dark Ship’ held in city

22 May 2016, 14:54

NTV Online

Dhaka: A literary encounter on a contemporary German literature in English translation titled ‘The Dark Ship’ was held on Saturday evening at Goethe-Institut Library in the city.

The event was organised at the initiative of Goethe-Institute Bangladesh, in cooperation with The Reading Circle (TRC).

Syed Badrul Ahsan, Tanveerul Haque, Ameneh Ispahani, Niaz Zaman, Asfa Hussain, Jackie Kabir, Nusrat Haq, Masrufa Ayesha Nusrat and Shireen S. Mainuddin, among other participants, took part in the discussion on the novel ‘The Dark Ship.’

It is the latest work of highly successful German author Sherko Fatah. At once a thriller and a political narrative, Sherko Fatah‘s novel reflects a highly topical subject in Europe and the middle east: flight and migration.

Niaz Zaman, the moderator of the evening took the lead to introduce the novel to the audience.  

Several parts of the book were read out, so that the listeners were under the spell of ‘The Dark Ship’.  

It is the gripping story of a young man leaving his home with the dream to find a save harbor in the western world.  

The members of the reading circle interpreted different parts of the novel, highlighting quotes that were important to them, criticizing the author for a unilateral picture of Germany with the same passion as they praised him for writing a moving story that makes history and politics comprehensible.