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Enthusiastic literature-lovers throng Dhaka Lit Fest

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BSS, Dhaka :
With a promise to promote Bangali literature and culture to the global community, International Literary Festival for the fifth time is being held on the premises of Bangla Academy in the capital with new name Dhaka Lit Fest.
The three-day literary event began on Thursday where people with different languages and culture gathered with a common goal to foster literature practices has virtually turned into a platform of sharing and exchanging diversified literatures and culture.
On the first day, Nobel Prize winning scientist Harold Varmus has given a wide-ranging talk covering the excitement of basic science research, government and science policy and the future of global healthcare at the main stage.
A novel titled "Blame" written by Bangladeshi born Swedish novelist Dilruba Z Ara, was launched at the Bhasha Stage on first day of the Dhaka Lit Fest. The book was published by University Press Limited.
Syeda Samira Sadeque, staff reporter at the Dhaka Tribune, read out some portions of the book "Blame" at the launching session, which was participated by a large number of literature-loving people.
While talking to visitors at the Dhaka Lit Fest, they described this literary festival as an excellent platform for both literature-loving people, authors and other stakeholders, which eventually will diversify literature practices.
Kajsa Aldstedt, intern (migration) of Swedish Embassy in Bangladesh, said "I am delighted to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of Dhaka Lit Fest.... Really it is a lively gathering of the people with different languages."
"It is for the first time, I am visiting such a literary festival in Bangladesh and I think people of both Bangladesh and Sweden nurture very similar love in their hearts for literature," she added.

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