Professor Farida Huq is the author of 'Journey through 1971, My Story' a memoir of her family tragedy that also coincides with the liberation war of Bangladesh.
Professor Farida Huq joined government service in 1965 as a lecturer in English and eventually Served a principal of colleges. Her last assignment was as a Director, National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM), a technical wing of the Ministry of Education, People's Republic of Bangladesh.
After retirement in 1999, she worked as a part time faculty at a private university. She got into writing at a much later stage of life through the weekly 'Holiday', and started contributing randomly to newspapers, and magazines. Nevertheless, it had never occurred to her that she would compile those articles into a book.
The Rising of the Fossilized Memory is an unexpected stroke of good fortune. Presently, she is working on her novel that she hopes to complete in no time. Farida Huq's husband, Brigadier General Sirajul Haque expired in the year 2012. Since then, she has been shuttling between USA and Bangladesh, as her two daughters live in the States. She doesn't envision living in America, rather prefers her 'home' Dhaka.
She is widely travelled, loves to visit and explore new places. Her hobbies include reading, writing, listening to music, and hanging out with friends and be involved in social work.