French edition of ‘The Prison Diaries’ published


The French edition of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s memoir ‘The Prison Diaries’ has been published in Paris.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and French writer and director Bernard-Henri Lévy unveiled the book virtually on Thursday.

Translator Prof Phillipe Benoit, and Bertrand Favreul, representative of the publishing house Slatkin & Cie were present at the embassy along with Ambassador Kazi Imtiaj Hossain and other diplomats.

Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, chief coordinator of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Birth Centenary Celebration National Implementation Committee, and Mofidul Hoque, one of the founder trustees of the Bangladesh Liberation War Museum, also joined virtually. Bangladesh spent almost one-fourth of his 55 years of life in prison in his way to free Bangladesh from the Pakistan occupation.

He used to note his daily life in his personal diary while in jail.

These two diaries are published as ‘Karagarer Rojnamcha’ or The Prison Diaries as the second memoir of the Father of the Nation.

 The French edition is titled as the ‘Journal de Prison’.

The foreign minister in his speech highlighted the life and struggle of Bangabandu.