“American readers that enjoy Pamuk, will enjoy Ara. Ara’s is a highly literary style, though less philosophical. Both authors give precise insights into, albeit different, Muslim cultures… Ara’s writing sustains the reader’s interest in three important ways…her extraordinary rich description…her deft and subtle humorous characterizations…the character of Daria is an intense study.” Anthony Grooms, Author of Bombingham and Professor of Creative Writing, Kennesaw State University, USA, The Chattahoochee Review ”
—The Chattahoochee Review
Dilruba Z. Ara was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh and developed an interest in books at a very early age. She was nurtured on Greek mythology by her father, and her mother read her Indian fairytales as bedtime stories. Involved in literary activities throughout...