Myth Bridge

Myth Bridge book launch © Goethe-Institut & HerStory

Thu, 05.01.2023 -
Sun, 08.01.2023

Bangla Academy, Suhrawardy Udyan Road, Dhaka Bangladesh

Book Launch at Dhaka Lit Fest 2023

We are excited to launch Myth Bridge at the Dhaka Lit Fest in January 2023! 

The Myth Bridge is a novel that collides 8 characters - Bibi Ma, Rapunzel, Bon Bibi, Fix, Bon Bibi, Snow White, Chader Buri, Behula and Frau Perchta from Bengali and German lore. Written through a Dungeons & Dragons campaign in partnership with HerStory.

You are cordially invited to join the festival and get your copy. 

There will be a discussion about the making of The Myth Bridge and editing female fairy tale characters on Saturday, 7th of January at 1.45pm at Lawn, Bangla Academy.

Players and Characters from Bangladesh:
Sayeef Mahmud (BON BIBI)
Kazi Istela Imam (CHAADER BURI)
Akramul Momen (BEHULA)
Saad Z Hossain (BIBI MAA)
Salzar Rahman (THE FOX)

Players and Characters from Germany:
Maki Shimizu (RAPUNZEL)
Mia Sophie Oberländer (FRAU PRECHTA)
Malwine Stauss (SCHNEEWITTEN (Snow White))

Game Master Wasi Azam Noor (Dungeons & Dragons)

As legends and folklore are told and spread across generations, the stories manifest themselves into worlds in the Myth Bridge. The Myth Bridge is a reality that hosts stories where the characters come to life. Each world created in the Myth Bridge is a story of its own, like Snow White, and the more the story is told the more bridges it has to connect itself with the rest of the Myth Bridge. 

It is a fantastical universe where Rapunzel, Hercules, Bon Bibi and King Solomon could be having tea together. But it also opens up to more sinister scenarios. The Space in Myth Bridge is different from other universes, the stars are replaced with words and each world is encompassed in a dome or globe of glass, inhabiting its own space if it needs to.

Dungeons & Dragons is a tabletop role-playing game made all the way back in the 1970s. Players create or choose a character and go through a fantasy themed adventure where the game can stretch as far as the imagination can go. The deciding factor of the outcome of the game is up to the imagination and ingenuity of the players, and of course, their luck with the polyhedral dice. 

In the Myth Bridge universe, our fated fairytale heroines have been framed for the destruction of the Castle of Ladyland, a utopian society inhabited by women.They are on the run and unable to go back to their homeworlds. Branded as criminals across the universe, they only have each other to rely on. They must overcome the continuous manifestation of malicious beings from Bangladeshi and Germanic myths and legends, to return back home.