Ekushey Book Fair
Mimi’s ‘Wheelchair’ draws book lovers’ attraction
Wheelchair, a tragedy based novel published by Bhashachitra publication, has drawn much attraction to the book lovers in the ongoing Amar Ekushey Book Fair.
There is a proverb “If there is a will, there is a way.” It turns into reality to Mimi Hossain, writer of the Wheelchair, is working as an assistant registrar in Cardiology at Lab-Aid Hospital.
In spite of being a doctor, Mimi has much fascination with writing. Alongside her respective profession, she is involving with writing. She started her writing while she was an MBBS student of Barisal Sher-E-Bangla Medical College Hospital.
The writer’s first novel is an inspiration to other doctors and professionals and it reveals their devotion to people.
Regarding her books, Mimi said, “I started to write this novel in 2017 and finished last year which brought much pleasure to me. Although, it’s very tough to maintain three types of work at a time like professional work, family life and writing I love to write alongside my professional life.”
“From the beginning of this year’s book fair, I am trying to go there regularly. Those who are fans of my works, I am also giving time to them as well. My novel ‘Wheelchair’ narrates different stories of women’s lives, which the reader can relate to their own lives as well.”
Publishers also seemed satisfied with the demand for books and overall sales. They said books on Novel, Poetry, Liberation War, biographies and science fiction were in high demand.
Sirajul Islam, publisher of Kotha Prokash, said, “We have books on different genres. People of all ages come to our pavilion, and therefore we publish books for all ages.”
Around 151 new books hit the fair on Tuesday.