It’s the same suffocation, all over again. The feeling of suffocation that made me leave Bangladesh 10 years ago has now followed me to Europe. I used to think at least out side of Bangladesh or South Asia, there will be ‘freedom’ in Europe. Freedom to express my fear about the future of Bangladesh, Freedom of having myself to myself, out of Religions’s saffocating reach and dictating shadow over myself. At the begining, aroudn 2006-2008, I did, enjoy the extraordinary freedom of mind. This led to me writing in Bengali, blogging about what wrong was happening in Bangladesh, in the name of religion. How religion was poisoning the nation, our psyche, our selves.

 

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