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Assamese American Reema Rajbangshi’s novel published

 GUWAHATI, Sept 11 - Reema Rajbangshi, an Assamese American’s novel Sugar, Smoke, Song has just been published by Los Angeles-based Red Hen Press.

 Reema is the daughter of Bimal Rajbanshi, a civil engineer now living in America and hailing from Tihu of Nalbari district.

Reema received her BA degree with honours in English literature from Harvard University, Boston, her MA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Davis, and PhD degree in Literature from University of California, San Diego.

Currently, she is working as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Haverford College.

The book has nine stories and a substantial part of it depicts Assamese culture, Assam’s history and its language. Moazzam Sheikh, a San Francisco-based Pakistani writer and critic says the book oscillates between being a collection of short stories and an experimental novel tied with nine stories, which are more like nine different variations on the same things, linked together by the presence of the main characters, which function, also, as nine different variations of the same person, a press release stated.

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