Fayeza Hasanat

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Fayeza Hasanat
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CitizenshipBangladeshi-American
EducationMA in English
MA and PhD in English
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
University of Florida
OccupationFiction writer
Known forKnown for translation works of Bengali Literature
Children2
Websitefayezahasanat.com

Fayeza Hasanat is a Bangladeshi-American academic, translation, and fiction writer. She best known for her translation works of Bengali Literature and more recently her debut collection of short-stories, The Bird Catcher and Other Stories[1].

Academic Career

A native of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Hasanat attended the University of Dhaka where she earned an MA in English before coming to the United States as a Fulbright Scholar. As a Fulbright Scholar, she completed her MA and PhD in English at the University of Florida in 2005[1]. She currently teaches English at the University of Central Florida, primarily lecturing in literature classes[2].

Translation and Writing Career

On October 29, 2008, Hasanat's translation of Nawab Faizunnesa's RupJalal, the first known literary work by a Bengali-Muslim woman, was published by Brill Publishers[3]. Met with equal critique and praise, Hasanat's translation and textual analysis is said to have "secured a place for Faizunnesa and for her work among the global readership"[4].

More recently, Hasanat was credited as the translator of A War Heroine, I Speak by Nilima Ibrahim, published by Bangla Academy in 2017. The translation is a reportage on the raped women of the Bangladesh Liberation War.[1]

Hasanat's debut collection of short-stories, The Bird Catcher and Other Stories, was published by Jaded Ibis Press in November, 2018. The stories are set both in Bangladesh and the United States, exploring themes of "gender expectation, familial love, and questions of identity and belonging"[5].

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Fayeza Hasanat – Jaded Ibis Press". Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  2. "Faculty and Staff". English Department. Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  3. Hasanat (2008-10-29). Nawab Faizunnesa's Rupjalal. Brill. ISBN 978-90-474-4226-4.
  4. Hasan, Md. Mahmudul (Winter 2010). "Nawab Faizunnesa's Rupjalal. By Fayeza S. Hasanat (trans.)". The Muslim World Book Review. Vol. 30, Issue 2: 65–69 – via http://irep.iium.edu.my/30644/3/N._Faizunnesa.pdf.
  5. "The Bird Catcher and Other Stories – Jaded Ibis Press". Retrieved 2020-03-13.

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