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The author of the book: Neamat Imam
Edition: Periscope
Date of issue: June 27th 2015
ISBN: 1859640060
ISBN 13: 9781859640067
Language: English
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In the aftermath of Bangladesh’s bloody war of independence in 1971, as thousands of migrants from the countryside flood the capital, journalist Khaleque Biswas begins to feel the stirrings of disillusionment. The revolutionary spirit that had filled the air and united the people under the leadership of Sheikh Mujib, the “Father of the Nation”, seems to be dissipating. The government’s response to the crisis is inadequate, and the country’s slow slide into political corruption seems inevitable.

Uncompromising and undiplomatic, Khaleque soon loses his job. Then Nur Hussain turns up: a simple young man from a remote village, his welfare has been entrusted to Khaleque by a passing acquaintance. Unable to turn Nur away, Khaleque sets out to secure him a job, but discovers that the placid fellow has no skills whatsoever, nor much ambition. He seems adept only at impersonating Sheikh Mujib, to whom he bears some resemblance – and as the masses flock to him, the authorities take notice …

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Ebook The Black Coat read Online! Neamat Imam is a Bangladeshi author based in Canada. His first novel, The Black Coat, was first published by Penguin Books India in 2013. It was published in 2015 by Periscope Books in Britain. It is a dystopian portrait of Bangladesh under Prime Minister Sheikh Mujib and a "dark political satire fuelled by anger and absurdist humour" (Independent). In a review, Outlook India called the novel "an extraordinary book ... a fine work of fiction." The Sunday Guardian said it was "destined to be a future classic."


"Dark political satire fuelled by anger and absurdist humour." - The Independent, UK
" of the best to come out of the subcontinent in the recent past." - Financial Express
"A powerful fictional revisiting of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's troubled legacy in Bangladesh" - Mint
"...the book that slays Sheikh Mujib..." - Radio Canada
"The Black Coat will be used -- again and again -- as the gold standard for any book which seeks to engage with South Asian politics or history." - The Sunday Guardian
"...a tragic tale of power, pretence, idealism and greed..." - Deccan Herald
"...a poignant political tale... Imam has shown a lot of courage in dealing with one of the most tumultuous and controversial phases of independent Bangladesh's history." - The Daily Star
"...pure satire, written with such disarming earnestness that one might neglect to shake it down and dissect its numerous layers." - Asian Review of Books

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