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Dhaka Lit Fest begins
The eighth edition of Dhaka Literary Festival kicked off amid fanfare and colour on Thursday at Bangla Academy with attendance of local and foreign authors, intellectuals, experts and literature enthusiasts.
A few hundred joined the inauguration of the three-day festival at Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisharad Auditorium where local dancers welcomed the guests with riveting kathak recitals.
Cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor, accompanied by DLF directors, Indian filmmaker Nandita Das and American Pulitzer winning novelist Adam Johnson, inaugurated the three-day literary extravaganza.
‘It is an immense pleasure to see how Dhaka Lit Fest has grown in volume, scope and appeal. In the last few years, the festival has become a platform to celebrate literature, arts, culture. The festival is an embodiment of secularism and enlightenment and I hope the festival will ignite young minds’, said Asaduzzaman Noor.
The three-day festival will feature over 90 sessions on literature, history, contemporary issues, media and translation, women and human rights issues and others.