Rudyard Kipling: The Complete Jungle Books [The Jungle Book & The Second Jungle Book] by Rudyard Kipling My rating: 4 of 5 stars Bias Alert: Any book which deals in any way with India or the Indian subcontinent automatically makes me sad – both while reading it and especially when it comes to the end.… Read More Book Review: The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling
As a few of you know, last month I began a new book project using the Patreon site. I’m publishing the first (official) drafts of my novel set in Bangladesh – ‘The Pukur’ – one chapter per month to subscribers (actually, you get two, shorter, chapters for each of the first two months). Subscription starts… Read More The Pukur and thoughts on the Rohingya situation
I am very pleased to announce that my forthcoming new book ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen…’ is coming very forth indeed! Part travelogue, part guide to the newbie visitor to Bangladesh, ‘Mad Dogs’ will educate and amuse readers who want to know just what it feels like to be a foreigner in a very strange land. I will give… Read More Announcement: My next book is coming!
The Bones of Grace by Tahmima Anam My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was long looking forward to Anam’s third book in this ‘trilogy’ but though I enjoyed the book from the beginning – she is a masterful storyteller, of that there is no doubt – I was, nonetheless, a little disappointed. Firstly, the… Read More Book Review: The Bones of Grace by Tahmima Anam
It’s taken more than two years to complete but my collection of literary short stories and essays is finally ready and will be available to the public on the 17th March. To make sure you get your Kindle copy you can pre-order yours right now – just click here to go to Amazon.com (if the site doesn’t… Read More The ‘Old Man’ is finally published!
I said I wouldn’t do it. I almost wish I hadn’t. But I did. After bringing out Sonali as an E-book and getting some lovely reviews from purchasers, I was plagued by demands to bring it out as a physical paperback. In the end I relented. With my collection of short stories coming out soon as both E-book and… Read More Sonali is now in paperback!
It has been a steep learning curve but the book I first published in 2014 is now out again in E-book format on all major Amazon sites. The book has a brand new design suited to phones, kindles and other electronic readers with text and pictures on the same page, unlike the print edition. Furthermore, the text… Read More Sonali is here (again!)
The title says it all – my TEDx video has finally come online and I’m delighted to share it with you guys here on my blog. The production team – Entilent Media – did a fantastic job and taking my ramblings and making them look like I knew what I was doing. Val Morgan and… Read More Why we need to embrace the Global Village – TEDx video now online
I’m delighted to announce my latest book project – “Beer and Biriyani” which is the working title of a book I’m writing with my good friend Jesmin Chowdhury. Jesmin is a wonderful example of how friendships over the internet can blossom and be rewarding (something I’ve experienced many times over). We met several years ago… Read More Beer and Biriyani – a new book project
By Ken Powell (originally published in the Egremont 2Day newspaper) I WROTE last time about the security issues travelling around Bangladesh on my trip last February. These aren’t imagined dangers and they’re not just aimed at foreigners either. While we were out in the villages enjoying the best home-made curry in the world, we were… Read More Report on Bangladesh Part II – Those who have no TV to hide behind