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Taslima Nasrin

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Taslima Nasrin

Taslima Nasrin

Taslima Nasrin

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Join Ray Suarez for a conversation with Taslima Nasrin, the Bangladeshi writer who, like author Salman Rushdie, is now living under a fatwa, or death sentence. Islamic fundamentalists claim that Nasrin defamed Islam in her 1993 book, Shame , which chronicled the oppression of women in that society. Nasrin, an award-winning novelist, poet, and physician, has been living in exile in Europe since that time. Ray will talk about her work and dealing with her fatwa, on the next Talk of the Nation. Guests: Taslima Nasrin Author Lajja (Shame) (1993, Penguin) The Game in Reverse (1995, George Braziller Inc.) Recipient European Parliament Sakharov Prize For Freedom of Thought Boston, MA Listeners call in