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  • Minhaz Coplex, 6th Floor, Dept. of English, School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (SLASS), Chittagong Independent University

Dr. Abu Sufian obtained a PhD in English Literary Studies from IIUM, Kuala Lumpur. He earned an MA in English literature (with distinction) from the same university. He was a Commonwealth Fellow from 2014-16 and his literary criticism & creative works have appeared in journals such as π΄π‘ π‘–π‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘, π½π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿπ‘›π‘Žπ‘™ π‘œπ‘“ πΌπ‘ π‘™π‘Žπ‘šπ‘–π‘ πΏπ‘Žπ‘€ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ πΆπ‘’π‘™π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’, πΆπ‘Ÿπ‘–π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘œπ‘›, πΏπ‘–π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘¦ π‘‰π‘œπ‘¦π‘Žπ‘”π‘’, π‘†π‘π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘™π‘’π‘‘ πΏπ‘’π‘Žπ‘“ 𝑅𝑒𝑣𝑖𝑒𝑀 and others. Abu Sufian has thus far contributed in five international poetry anthologies: π‘‰π‘œπ‘–π‘π‘’ π‘œπ‘“ π‘€π‘œπ‘›π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘β„Ž π΅π‘’π‘‘π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘“π‘™π‘–π‘’π‘  (USA, 2016), 𝐴𝑝𝑝𝑙𝑒 πΉπ‘Ÿπ‘’π‘–π‘‘π‘  π‘œπ‘“ π‘Žπ‘› 𝑂𝑙𝑑 π‘‚π‘Žπ‘˜ (USA, 2016), π‘Šβ„Žπ‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’ π΄π‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘Œπ‘œπ‘’ πΉπ‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘š? (USA, 2017), π·π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘™π‘–π‘œπ‘› 𝑖𝑛 π‘Ž π‘‰π‘Žπ‘ π‘’ π‘œπ‘“ π‘…π‘œπ‘ π‘’π‘  (USA, 2017), π‘ƒπ‘’π‘Ÿπ‘ π‘–π‘Žπ‘› π‘†π‘’π‘”π‘Žπ‘Ÿ 𝑖𝑛 πΈπ‘›π‘”π‘™π‘–π‘ β„Ž π‘‡π‘’π‘Ž, π‘‰π‘œπ‘™. 𝐼𝐼𝐼 (USA, 2018) and π‘ˆπ‘π‘€π΄π‘†πΎπΈπ·: π‘…π‘’π‘“π‘™π‘’π‘π‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘› π‘œπ‘› π‘‰π‘–π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘ -π‘‘π‘–π‘šπ‘’ (Singapore, 2020). His research interests span contemporary British literature, South Asian literature, Muslim women’s writing, creative writing and Bangladeshi literature in English.

PhD in English Literary Studies, International Islamic University Malaysia

Master’s Degree Major in English Literature, International Islamic University Malaysia

Commonwealth Fellow (2014-2016)

Sufian, Abu & Manaf, Nor. (June 2023). Transnational Locality and Subjectivity in Zia Haider Rahman’s In the Light of What We Know. Asiatic, 17 (3), 72–87.

Sufian, Abu. (April 2014). O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night: A Bleak Journey to the Authors Life. The Criterion, 5 (2), 692–695.

Sufian, Abu. (June 2014). Aboulela’s Minaret: A New Understanding of Diasporic Muslim Women in the West. The Criterion, 5 (3), 399–401.

Sufian, Abu. (2014). Review of Shelina Zahra Janmohamed’s Love in a Headscarf. Journal of Islamic Law and Culture, 15 (1).

Sufian, Abu. (2016). Tales of Mothers: Eight Captivating Stories and Celebration of Motherhood. Scarlet Leaf Review, July issue.

Sufian, Abu. (July 2014). T. S Eliot’s The Wasteland: Anticlimax of Modern Life in a Claustrophobic World. Galaxy: International Multidisciplinary Research Journal, 3 (4),

Sufian, Abu. (Oct 2014). Nation, Identity and Class in Shirley Lim’s Among the White Moon Faces: A Critical Analysis of Her Autobiographical Narrative, 2nd International Postgraduate Colloquium, InPaC 2014 (30 October, 2014) at Universiti Sains Malaysia (University Science Malaysia), Penang, Malaysia.

Sufian, Abu. (Dec 2015). β€œMisery Genre” and Representation of Muslim Women and Islam in Monica Ali’s Brick Lane: A Postcolonial Study. DELL Postgraduate Research Symposium 2015 (18 December, 2015) at International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

Sufian, Abu. (July 2016). Countering the β€˜Misery Genre’: A Postcolonial Study of Monica Ali’s Brick Lane and Shelina Zahra Janmohamed’s Love in a Headscarf (MA Thesis). IIUM Press: Kuala Lumpur (32000 words).

Sufian, Abu. (July 2023). Nationalism and Transnationalism in Bangladeshi Literature in English: A Study of Selected Diasporic Novels (PhD Thesis). IIUM Press: Kuala Lumpur (91000 words).

Dr. Abu Sufian has thus far contributed in six international poetry anthologies published from USA and Singapore:

Voice of Monarch Butterflies (CreateSpace, Amazon, 2016),

Apple Fruits of an Old Oak (Kew Gardens Press, USA 2016),

Where Are You From? (CreateSpace, Amazon, 2017),

Dandelion in a Vase of Roses (Johnson Publication, USA 2017),

and Persian Sugar in English Tea (Volume III) [Createspace, Amazon, 2018],

UNMASKED: Reflection on Virus-time (Heliconia Press, Singapore, 2020)

Sufian, Abu. (July 2016). Listening to a Diasporic British Muslim Woman Writer’s Voice: An Interview with Shelina Janmohamed. Tuck Magazine (Canada), July issue.