Bangladesh is a destination for only the most battle-scarred traveller. Henry Kissenger’s infamous ‘basket case’ label, just about the only PR about the country to have made it to the west, is not entirely unfounded, and it is against this backdrop that the auto biographical account Expatriate Games takes place. The narrative charts a fascinating and engrossing voyage of discovery. Through all the adversity the author’s look at the country is both critical and sympathetic, any exasperation accompanied by a willingness to see people as individuals and swallow any distaste one might feel towards practices of which one disapproves, over and above the necessity to get along.

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