Iftekhar Sayeed

Rookie (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

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Iftekhar Sayeed was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where he currently resides. He teaches English as well as economics. He is a language consultant to several organizations.
His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in DANFORTH REVIEW, POSTCOLONIAL TEXT and DALHOUSIE REVIEW from Canada; ROGUESCHOLARS.COM, WRITETHIS.COM, PERIGEE, OPEDNEWS.COM, DREAMAGIC.COM, POET'S HAVEN, AXIS OF LOGIC, THE ... more »

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The Lynching At Rampura Lake

Do you know what it’s like to beat a man
To death? Nobody asked me if I felt
Guilty afterwards, but the answer to
Both questions would be ‘no’. Feel guilty? Hell! ‎
I relished every punch – not that I could ‎
Get many in, you know! There must have been
Five hundred people, a thousand fists and feet‎
Rammed into breaking bone and cracking flesh! ‎
Why did they do it? It was people power! ‎
Genuine, bona fide, real democracy –‎
For once, for one night, these two murderers
Could not take refuge with the gangsters, ...

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