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The Missing Slate

Date: 22 February 2013

The Missing Slate, an arts and literary journal founded by Lancaster graduate Maryam Piracha (Creative Writing MA, 2011), has celebrated International Mother Language Day with a feature on writing from Bangladesh.

International Mother Language Day falls on 21st February in remembrance of the Dhaka students murdered by police while campaigning for Bengali to be an official language in what was then East Pakistan. The Missing Slate, an e-magazine with roots in Pakistan, marked the day with new work from Poetry Parnassus participant Mir Mahfuz Ali, Welsh children's laureate Eurig Salisbury (a reader at the 2012 Dhaka Hay Festival) and Farah Ghuznavi, editor of Lifelines an anthology of short stories by Bangladeshi women.

Previous contributors to The Missing Slate include Moniza Alvi, Tishani Doshi and Sharanya Manivannan, and the magazine is run by an international team including Lancaster graduates Jacob Silkstone and Lara Clayton, and current student Camille Ralphs.


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