Hi, I am an aspiring writer who has recently published my first e-novel, Puppets Can’t Pray. It is a look into the life of a British Bangladeshi family who have been punished by both the British economic system and Islamic patriarchal traditions. The book, which is a first volume, covers issues such as social anxiety, Islamic patriarchy, the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, the ritual of arranged marriage and, in general, the alienation and struggle of impoverished Bangladeshi suburban life. Please consider purchasing if any of these issues interest you! I am planning to write Volume 2 of Puppets Can’t Pray in the near future.
I intend to use this blog to make observations and collect my thoughts about life – as well as providing updates on my novel writing projects.
A word on the title of the blog. A voice for all is not my statement of intent for this blog (that would be somewhat ambitious!) but it is, I think, a useful aspiration for all individuals and for society. Rather than simply seeking to make concessions or trying to be “tolerant” to promote inclusion and respect, people should be empowered to speak for themselves.
Any comments or questions are very welcome. It will be nice to know that I’m not talking to myself!