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Ahsan Akbar was born in London, and subsequently grew up in Dhaka, Paris and

Washington DC. He studied at Exeter, worked as a vinyl record seller, bookseller, and

equities trader in the City of London and Southeast Asia.


The Devil's Thumbprint, his collection of poems, is included in the English literature

programme at SOAS, University of London.


Akbar is the founder/CEO of Symmetry Productions, co-founder/director of 
Dhaka Lit Fest, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and board member of Phoneme Media.




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