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Ali Riaz’s ‘More than meets the Eye’ and a writer’s responsibility

Hasan, Md. Mahmudul (2022) Ali Riaz’s ‘More than meets the Eye’ and a writer’s responsibility. The Daily Star, 28 July 2022. p. 10.

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Writers and intellectuals are obligated to discuss the conditions of their fellow human beings. They embody the sensitive, artistic conscience of their people. It is their responsibility to stir moral indignation at gross injustices and the plight of the masses. Readers in return receive a cathartic pleasure after reading what the writer has said about them. In "African Literature and Social Problems" (1975), Romanus Egudu states that through depicting people's difficulties, writers provide readers with "intellectual pleasure in the midst of tears".

Item Type: Article (Newspaper)
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General) > JF20 Political institutions and public administration
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2022 10:42
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2022 10:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/99081

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