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The Game in Reverse: Poems

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Controversial and contentious, these poems give voice to the daily indignities and far-reaching repression suffered by women in Bangladeshi Muslim society.
Paperback, 63 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by George Braziller (first published 1995)
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Jessica Vassalo
Taslima Nasrin writes from her soul in this book of poetry. Many of her poems express her feelings about the oppression of women in the Muslim society in which she was raised. She was exiled from her homeland because of her ability to express. One can commend her for her brave actions and appreciate her expression via her poems. They are meaningful and yet I'm sure that much of her message is lost in translation
Steve
Undoubtedly Nasarina is a champion of social issues and an incredible achiever in the face of overwhelming adversity, but perhaps it's best to leave poetry to poets.

Check out "Run Run" for a taste.

That said, I wonder how much is lost in translation.

Celeste
I have yet to find anything by Taslima Nareen that I like. Maybe it is a translation issue, or a cultural aesthetics issue.
Molly M M
This poet went through hell and back to express her beliefs in a country that didn't want to hear them.
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
Made me want to read her autobiography.
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Taslima Nasrin (Bengali: তসলিমা নাসরিন) is a Bengali Bangladeshi ex-doctor turned author who has been living in exile since 1994. From a modest literary profile in the late 1980s, she rose to global fame by the end of the 20th century owing to her feminist views and her criticism of Islam in particular and of religion in general.

Since fleeing Bangladesh in 1994 she has lived in many countries, and
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