The Hippo Girl And Other Stories

29 February, 2024

Shah Tazrian Ashrafi

A young girl becomes obsessed with hippos when her parents’ lives end tragically, and the village avoids her. A boy, whose family is driven away from their village because of state violence, witnesses his twin brother’s death. A half-blind boy is relentlessly bullied. The short stories in this debut collection, set in Bangladesh, explore civil war, rage, family dynamics, violence and grief.

Hachette, Rs 399, 192 pages