Ahmed Sofa's Stories:
Tales of Flowers, Trees and Birds

English translation and editing by Mary Frances Dunham in collaboration with Ahmed Sofa and Salimullah Khan, PhD

MFD first met Ahmed Sofa in Dhaka in the 1990s and immediately was an admirer of his writing.  As the two became close friends, she took on the mission of translating these stories into English for a wider audience. 

 MFD collaborated with Ahmed Sofa and Dr. Salimullah Khan on this english translation of Sofa’s stories.

Scroll through the pages below to see MFD’s outline and short summaries for each of the chapters.

Ahmed Sofa with Mary Frances Dunham in New York City circa 2000

MFD has saved much of the work she did for this project including her letters from Ahmed Sofa, her letters from Dr. Salimullah Khan who collaborated with her on this effort, her letters to publishers, and numerous versions of her translations.

Photos of Ahmed Sofa with MFD, Roushan Jahan and Ashrafuzzaman Ujjal

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