In the spring of 1971, Rehana Haque is throwing a party for her two children. What she does not know is that, after today, their lives will change forever. For this is East Pakistan, a country erupting into war. As she struggles to keep her children safe, Rehana will find herself faced with a heartbreaking dilemma. Set against the backdrop of the Bangladesh War of Independence, "A Golden Age" is an unforgettable story of revolution, hope and unexpected heroism, and of the great lengths that can be traversed in the name of love.
Winner of Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best First Book - Eurasia 2008.
Shortlisted for Guardian First Book Award 2007.
Shortlisted for Costa First Novel Award 2007.
Tahmima Anam was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1975 and grew up in Paris, New York City, and Bangkok. She trained as an anthropologist, earning a PhD from Harvard University. In 2005 she completed an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, London, and is the recipient of a Writing Fellowship from the Arts Council of England. She lives in London.