Gungi Blues



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By Sanchita Islam

ISBN: 9781847475985
Published: 2008
Pages: 201
Key Themes: family, growing up, widowhood, self-discovery, Bangladeshi, Manchester


Gungi Blues chronicles the trials and tribulations of a dysfunctional Bangladeshi family growing up in Manchester. The main character Mina, who after being widowed at 25 with three little girls, remarries and embarks on a journey that leads to self-discovery and final self-acceptance. It is only by re-visiting the country of her birth, the country she escaped, that she reaches this epiphany.

About the Author

Sanchita Islam is an artist, writer and filmmaker. She graduated in International History and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics, Directing and Screenwriting at the Northern Media School and studied Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art and Design.

Islam has exhibited and screened her films in London, New York, Paris, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia and Bangladesh. She has also made films in New York, Bangladesh, Nepal, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and London for the British Council, Arts Council and Commonwealth Institute. Her writing and artwork have been published in New York, Paris, London, Mumbai and Bangladesh.


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