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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
May 29, 2007 Jessica Vassalo rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 23, 2008 Steve rated it did not like it
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.

Molly M M
May 31, 2007 Molly M M rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
This poet went through hell and back to express her beliefs in a country that didn't want to hear them.
Celeste
Jun 14, 2007 Celeste rated it did not like it
Shelves: poetry
I have yet to find anything by Taslima Nareen that I like. Maybe it is a translation issue, or a cultural aesthetics issue.
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Made me want to read her autobiography.
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Taslima Nasreen (Bengali: তসলিমা নাসরিন), an award-winning Bangladeshi writer, physician, secular humanist and human rights activist, is known for her powerful writings on women oppression and unflinching criticism of religion, despite forced exile and multiple fatwas calling for her death. .

Early in her literary career, she wrote mainly poetry, and published half a dozen collections of poetry be
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