Featured Interview With Salman Aziz
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I am Salman Aziz a.k.a. AKA$H. I am an indie writer, artist, indie filmmaker, model and entertainer. I was born in Pabna city, Bangladesh. But most of the time I grew up in Kushtia and Dhaka city. I was born in December 19, 1993. At present, I am living in Dhaka city, Bangladesh. I’ve completed my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering. I am also known for my symbolic short film “Bloody Dark Dream” and realistic blogs. I had so many pets long time ago. But now I don’t have any pets. I wish I could have one!
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I’ve started to write on my very young age. When I was only 8 years old, I invented my writing power. So I started to write small rhymes and stories on our local newspapers and also for my school magazines. In that time, I had written all my things in Bengali my native language actually. When I was about 11 years old, I began to write in English. One thing I must say that my home tutor helped me a lot to develop myself and that was the beginning of all. He inspired me a lot. Cause he invented my writing skills on my early age. In 2014, I officially created my own blog site on google blog spot. There I got huge response from the people. And now in this year I debut as an indie author. My first book is “6th September: A Very Unknown Mysterious Story”. With this book I began my book writing journey.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
Honestly, I respect all the authors in this world. Cause writing is not so easy task. I admire all the writers who create their own things, not steal others stuff as their own. If you want to write something new and creative then you have to be patient and focus on that topic! This thing very few people can do. So all the writers with good writing skill influence me much. And yes, I always try to read good books that give me inspiration to write. Because reading can gives you the knowledge to realize anything. And one thing I must add that I don’t have any specific genre to read. Cause I love to read every kind of books to know about the fact.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Well, my latest and first book is “6th September: A Very Unknown Mysterious Story”. The book is the first book of its sequel. The story is based on a Bangladeshi teenager boy named Aabrar Rahman who killed himself by taking sleeping pills for several pains inside his mind and depression. But the reason of his suicide remained unknown because his diary goes missing. The story actually reflected how Aabrar killed himself and how the things went so wrong when his parent knew it. And some people took the advantage of his death and so many interesting things. The story is based on real event and this is my first English book. Some people may think why I chose this kind of story, where I should write happy things. The reason behind of this story that I want to raise the public awareness on teen suicide. Because we can see that around us there are so many teenagers who are suffering from depression which people don’t try to understand. But when the things go so wrong then a person kills him/her self only for this depression which we don’t want to realize or offer them help. Also family members are so busy in work that they forget their children are suffering from depression and problems. Through this story I wanted to reflect it. But I don’t know how much I have made. You can’t understand the story until you read it. Because there is much suspense in the story you will get.
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