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Leesa Gazi

Leesa Gazi

Session

Hellfire:

Leesa Gazi and Shabnam Nadiya in conversation with Malashri Lal

Author and screenwriter Leesa Gazi’s intriguing novel Hellfire has been rendered into English from the original Bangla by translator Shabnam Nadia. A tale presented in taut prose, it revolves around the caged life of two sisters and introduces us to a carefully constructed web of secrets and deceit. Gazi is also the joint artistic director of a London-based arts company Komola Collective and has directed, performed and co-written critically acclaimed theatre productions. Nadia's work includes the award-winning translated manuscript of Bangladeshi writer Mashiul Alam’s story, Milk. In a conversation with Malashri Lal, they discuss the joys and challenges of translating HellFire and together unravel the heart of the narrative.