|Swim Little Fish Swim
ISBN 984 05 1777 5 2007 16pp 272x210mm PB Tk.80.00 US$20.00
Swim, Little Fish Swim is about a small fish, who goes off on his own one morning and what happens to him. As with other stories by the author, there is a moral for those who wish tp find it. But the primary purpose of this book, colourfully illustrated by Primula Siddiqui, is to encourage children to read.
Niaz Zaman is Professor of English, University of Dhaka. She was Consulting Editor, Arts and Humanities, for the National Encyclopedia Project of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. Her venture into translation began in 1983, with her translation of Bangla folk tales, subsequently revised and published as Princess Kalabati and Other Tales. She has edited Selected Short Stories from Bangladesh, The Escape and Other Stories, and 1971 and After. Her other publications include A Divided Legacy, a study of novels on the Partition of India, which won literary awards from the National Archives and the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. Her articles and stories have also been published in books and journals at home and abroad. Her short story “The Dance,” which is the title story of her anthology The Dance and Other Stories, won an Asiaweek short story award. She was also Editor of the Bangladesh Journal of American Studies.