A Golden Age
By Tahmima Anam
‘For all that she had lost, and all that she wanted never to lose again’Tweet
Loved this sensitively written novel set in the war in Bangladesh in 1971. We follow a single mother and her two adult children, their friends and neighbours as they navigate their way through the 9 months of turmoil in their country. The author manages to convey some of the horrors of war: torture, murder, death, destruction, constant upheaval, but sets in the human context of a family and neighbourhood with all the complexities of love, loyalties, laughter and hugely difficult decisions. A great book that also taught me a lot about the war between east and west Pakistan. Highly recommended.