The Archer: First ever multilingual int'l literary magazine in country
The first ever multilingual international literary magazine is out in Bangladesh
The Archer, the first ever multilingual international magazine, was launched online on Sunday.
Eminent writer Selina Hossain and poet Kamal Chowdhury have launched the magazine.
Editor-in-Chief Dr Masuduzzaman, Editor Dr Rashid Askari, Executive Editor Anna Maria Stepien, Associate Editor Sikandar Ali, Assistant Editor Mainul Islam Manik, among others, attended the launching program.
The magazine is a digital magazine crafted using flipbook technology.
The 208-page magazine contains the works of 51 writers from 35 countries in the world which include 43 poems, five short stories, one memoir and two essays with their respective translations.
Selina Hossain says “This kind of magazine will represent Bangladeshi literature and culture in the global literary scene.”
Kamal Chowdhury says, “The magazine has immense potential if it maintains global standards and regularity in publication.”
The chief editor poet and translator Masuduzzaman said that The Archer is the first ever multilingual international literary magazine in Bangladesh, and he would employ all-out effort to take the magazine to new heights.
Eminent writer and columnist Dr Rashid Askari hosted the virtual program, and outlined the aims and objectives of the magazine.
He said, “The aim of this magazine is to showcase the works of writers, poets, essayists and translators of different languages and countries in the world.
"It will juxtapose the works of Bangladeshi writers and the international writers with a view to creating a confluence of myriad literary and cultural factors."
It will, on one hand, represent Bangladeshi literature overseas and promote the way of building bridges between countries through literary and cultural exchanges on the other.