The third and the last day of the Dhaka Lit Fest, the preeminent international literary conclave of the country, is going on at the Bangla Academy on the Dhaka University campus.
Participants from local and abroad are visiting the event with great enthusiasm since Saturday morning.
In the day's first session titled "POP FICTION," three authors-- Srabonti Narmeen Ali, Nesar Nadim, and Khondokar Ashif Uz Zaman-- discussed the call of genre fiction and its wide appeal. Marking the launch of Zaman’s novel Faded by Bengal Publications and Nadim’s Demons by Daily Star Books. In conversation with best-selling novelist Nirupama Subramanian.
In another session titled "CAN SOUTH ASIA BE A POWER BLOC?" Three top journalists, based out of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, take a hard look at the region’s realities. Featuring Victor Mallet, Fasih Ahmed and Zafar Sobhan. Moderated by Ashiqur Rahman.
"THE CHILD WITHIN"
Master storytellers Muthoni Garland and Paro Anand, and Children’s Literature Festival founder Ameena Saiyid, discuss the challenges of writing, publishing and marketing children’s and young adult literature, with publisher Mahrukh Mohiuddin.
"BEHIND THE LENS"
Voted as the second Most Impactful Woman of 2015 by The New York Times, Leslee Udwin has also won the Anna Lindh Human Rights Prize and London Critics’ Circle Producer of the Year Award. The celebrated documentarian discusses the pleasures and perils of truth telling in a complex format with local film critic Juditha Ohlmacher and filmmaker Dina Hossain.
On Thursday, Finance Minister AMA Muhith inaugurated the three-day event.
Doors will remain open for visitors from 9am to 7pm until Saturday.
Visitors will have to register for free – either online or with the booths at the venue – to join the festival.