“The Kafkaesque and the Stories of Our K and Samsa” by Mojaffor Hossain

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Mohammad Shafiqul Islam


The literary creative nonfiction titled “The Kafkaesque and the Stories of Our K and Samsa” is about the world that Kafka creates in his stories and novels. This piece relates the Kafkaesque to the contemporary social systems. Some people in real life undergo the same bizarre experiences in their lives as Joseph K or Gregor Samsa, Kafka’s famous characters, go through in fiction.

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Mohammad Shafiqul Islam, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology

Mohammad Shafiqul Islam is the author of two poetry collections, most recently Inner State, and the translator of Humayun Ahmed: Selected Short Stories and Aphorisms of Humayun Azad. His work has appeared in various renowned international journals and magazines, including Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Critical Survey, Massachusetts Review, Poem: International English Language Quarterly, Journal of World Literature, English in Education, South Asian Review, English: Journal of the English Association, Journal of Poetry Therapy, Journal of International Women’s Studies, Asia Pacific Translation and Intercultural Studies, Capitalism Nature Socialism, Modern Poetry in Translation, Dibur Literary Journal, Lunch Ticket, and elsewhere. Dr. Islam is Professor of English at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh.