Transnational literature

One of the great joys of my work is to see my students prosper and I’m thrilled to be able to share the poetry of a former student of mine, Md. Rezaul Haque, here on Language-on-the-Move. A postcolonial literature researcher at Flinders University, Reza publishes with the journal Transnational Literature. His most recent poems include ‘Comrades, March On’ and ‘For J.: An Elegy.’ Language-on-the-Move readers will also enjoy ‘Just Memories Stay,’ ‘Pure and Simple’ and, my personal favorite, ‘A Stanza On Linguistic Communalism.’

The most recent issue of Transnational Literature also features an interview with the novelist Altaf Tyrewal, which those of our readers following the Japanese-on-the-Move exhibition will find intriguing. Reflecting on what it means to be a contemporary transnational writer, Tyrewal describes himself as ‘nomadic’ and ‘homeless’ – in ways almost echoing the words of our first Japanese-on-the-Move interviewee, Mayu Kanamori.

Go and treat yourself to some literature on the move at Transnational Literature!

Author Ingrid Piller

Dr Ingrid Piller is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Ingrid’s research expertise is in the fields of intercultural communication, bilingual education and the sociolinguistics of language learning and multilingualism in the contexts of migration and globalization.

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  • Golam Kibria Rasel

    Dear Sir, who is not known to me but is the teacher of my favorite teacher Md. Rezaul Haque (is the spelling ok sir, lol, I konw you are much concern about name spelling), it is worth saying that, here is meeting of three age, my former teacher Mr. Rezaul Haque and his former teacher though both of us have the same purpose, to express some feelings on his writting (but my intention speacially on his personality, definitely of literature), he has great love in small details of literary works, great command over romantic poetry & understanding of Dibonanondo Das Poetry. His concern for every small probability sometimes enable him to bring out most unknown to us, he uses logical aspiration to discover the hidden treasure of any literary works. It’s matter of great joy that, he is working with Poscolonial Literature, which is very broad area to work. I regret, I haven’t read all his poems but know by this time all students of Flinders University have known him for his genius poetic diction