Quazi Johirul Islam cover

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Quazi Johirul Islam

Bangladeshi poet

1968   -  

country of citizenship: India, Bangladesh, Pakistan
native language: Bengali
occupation: poet

Quazi Johirul Islam (Bengali: কাজী জহিরুল ইসলাম) is a Bangladeshi travelogue writer and poet. He has published 43 books, including a collection of poems that has been translated into English and published in Yugoslavia, namely “After a Long Way” . Other notable books include: Kosovor Pothe Prantore (Bengali: কসোভোর পথে-প্রান্তরে, Here and there in Kosovo), Kakaoyer Deshe (In the country of Kakao), Jana-ojana Africa (Known and unknown Africa), Sristipuran O Onyanya Lokokotha (Creation myth and other folktales), Bihongoprobon (Bird-prone), Panchtola Barir Shidipoth (The staircase of a five storied building), Purush Prithivi (Masculine world). In 2015 Bangla Academy Bookfair (Bengali: একুশের বই মেলা) his collection of poems (Bengali: কবিতাসমগ্র) has been published by Bangla Prokash (Bengali: বাংলা প্রকাশ), the cover was designed by Dhrubo Esh. Islam writes a Sunday column for Daily Amar Desh called "Aloi Bhubon Bhora". He was one of the people who introduced the idea of having national ID cards for all Bangladeshi people through the 21 January 2007 entry of his column "Doorer Janala" in Daily Naya Diganta. Islam described his experience how he was doing the similar job in Kosovo, while he was working under United Nations in 2000. Islam is popular in Bangladesh, West Bengal, and areas around the globe where there are Bengali speaking people.
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