Bangladeshi doctor-turned-writer Nasrin (Shame) has been living in exile since , MEYEBELA: My Bengali Girlhood: A Memoir of Growing Up Female in a . This groundbreaking book throws open a window on a world unknown to most Westerners. Taslima Nasrin revisits her early years — from her auspicious birth. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.

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View Full Version of PW. She started publishing prose in the early s, and produced three collections of essays and four novels before girlhooc publication of her novel Lajja Bengali: Nasrin, unfortunately, has myy her countrymen instead of engaging them.

Arris Pub July 31, Language: But Nasrin’s tale consistently heartbreaking and sometimes gorgeously written grows disorganized as it progresses: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Domination and abuse of girlhod knows no borders and is practiced by members of all faiths. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Set against the background of the fight for independence, Nasrin’s earliest memories alternate between scenes of violence and flight and images of innocent pleasures of childhood in her extended family.

In this moving but uneven memoir, seized when it was published in Bangladesh inNasrin writes hauntingly of a childhood of confusion and pain. Like a flood of memories though, her memoir seems to shift out of focus occasionally.

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Meyebela: My Bengali Girlhood by Taslima Nasrin

Aug 12, Edward Sullivan rated it liked it Shelves: Apr 21, Valerie rated it liked it. While reading, many times I even despised the Bengali traditions. Likewise, gidlhood descriptions of Bangladeshi food and evenings spent languishing on rooftops left me anxious to go visit again soon.

View all 3 comments. In the author’s dysfunctional extended family, physical and psychological abuse, including rape, incest, bullying, lying, superstition, and religious fanaticism, are the order of the day. Even though some very painful and ugly incidents are described, the book does not try to shock.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. I think she bengalk lost her relationship with girlhooe of her family members because she has spoken out about how she has felt as a child growing up.

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Just a moment girllhood we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Some of her books are banned in Bangladesh. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Towards the end, parts of her statements get to be repetitive. It saddens me to see how Bangladesh and radical Islamic fundamentalist have banned her from stating her opinions what what really happened to her. Please try again later. The narration would rewind and fast-forward so many times that sometimes it would be difficult to decipher at which time in Nasrin’s upbringing it was occurring.

There’s no doubt that Taslima Nasrin will go down in history was one of the greatest writers the south Asian community has even produced. Hardcoverpages. Get to Know Us. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. See 1 question about Meyebela…. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Write a customer review.

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Like a flood of memories though, her memoir seems to shift out of focus occasionally. In terms of the writing style, I think Nasrin does a good job being consistent with narrators age. Jun 17, Prabhat rated it really liked it Shelves: I read the book before she came, and was in awe of her when we met.

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However, don’t use it as a critique or religion. I think a second reading would have a more powerful impact because you would be more aware of the connections through time and relations. A good biography and nothing more.