The highly anticipated Part-2 of the graphic novel series ‘Mujib’ is scheduled to unveiled on February 13, 2016 (Saturday) at 11.00 am at the Amar Ekushe Boi Mela (Ekushe Book Fair), Bangla Academy, Dhaka. Publisher of the graphic novel and Trustee of Centre for Research and Information (CRI) Mr. Radwan Mujib Siddiq talks about what to expect in Part-2: “In this installment of the series, we look at the political rise of Bangabandhu and his growing ties with his political mentor Shaheed Suhrawardy. Plus, we learn about an important football match between a father and a son”.
Part-1 of the series was published by CRI on March 17, 2015. In the year that passed, this unique medium of knowing about the life of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, has already generated a lot interest especially among the children of Bangladesh. CRI plans to release ten more parts of the series in turn (in total it is a 12-part series), and also plans to come out with an English version of the series for non-Bangla speaking audiences. The series is based completely on the life of Bangabandhu as it appears from the great man’s “Unfinished Memoirs”.
Talking on the aim of publishing this graphic novel series, Mr Radwan Siddiq noted that it is important for all to learn his story, especially children and young ones, because: “Bangabandhu became the symbol of a nation’s hopes and aspirations from a common village boy, and ultimately became the architect of the nation’s liberation and independence. His life story teaches us that anything is possible with hard work, sacrifice and belief in the truth”.
Part-2 of the series will be available at the stalls of CRI and Charcha Prokashoni at the Amar Ekushe Boi Mela in Bangla Academy premises from the afternoon of February 13 following the unveiling ceremony. In the meantime, anyone visiting the Book Fair can get hold of Part-1 of the series. Patrons, supporters, partners, followers, friends and well-wishers of CRI are highly encouraged to collect their copies of Part-2 of the series from the fair. There is also the scope to collect in bulk numbers from CRI directly. It is a great gift idea for children as well as adults.