L.A. Sherman - author of Bengali Girls Don't

Date: 
Tue, 10/11/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

L.A. Sherman, is the author of “Bengali Girls Don’t,” a courageous autobiography which reads like a cultural exposé on Bengali culture.  It starts in the summer of 1971, in East Pakistan, with the author still inside her mother’s womb. With the Pakistani soldiers closing in, Sherman’s parents and two brothers had to flee through the forest when the soldiers raided their village to survive. After liberation, Sherman’s parents moved to England where she grew up wanting to be like the English girls, able to go out here and there, have friends over and have boyfriends. But when her parents caught on to her un-Islamic ways, they tricked her into going to
Bangladesh
so that they could marry her off. 

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