Biography of Sadia Arman
Sadia Arman was born in 1973 near the historical Lalbagh Fort in Dhaka. She graduated from the Department of International Relations at the University of Dhaka, in 1998, doing her Honours in Law through a distance learning programme of the University of Wolverhampton at the same time.
She then stayed for four years in the UK, from where she did her bar-at-law and worked as an immigration lawyer in England and Wales. In 2000, She participated in a unique three-month cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural exchange on all sorts of issues concerning women at Internationále Frauenuniversität (International Women’s University) , ifu, in Germany where women leaders were represented from more than 100 countries of the world. A staunch supporter of women’s empowerment and independence, She nevertheless believes in a multi-cultural world where people respect the space of other people as well as that of animals. Formerly she headed the advocacy team in Action on Disability and Development (ADD) , Bangladesh to promote the rights of people with disabilities.
As a poet, she was published in literary journals like Poetry Review in the UK, and has her first book of poems published in 2006 from Dhaka where she practices law as her profession at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. About her poetry, Professor Anwarul Karim writes: “She represents a kind of enlightened class that deals in uncommon things and is very often looked preoccupied with trivialities of life. In fact, her poems present an alchemy of words that acts in the manner of a sonorous spell. The world Sadia lives in is in no doubt dynamic but at times it is incomprehensible, hostile, and cruel.”
Sadia Arman's Works:
ON THE WINGS OF DESIRE, Feb 2006.
Sadia Arman Poems
By The River Thames
Thumping and pounding Against the walls
A Lady Writing A Letter To Her Beloved
Dear S, I will not say there was
Analogy Between A Goat And A Girl On Eid...
You are being sacrificed, I am being sacrificed,
Here She Comes
Here she comes Here she comes again!
Guide me Guide me
(October 2004) . I am giving birth- birth to new life.
The Moon that comes to my house at night Looks like a long-lost chum to me.
A Victory Song
I leaned upon The world of dreams
My Future Children
(25th March 2003) I am thinking Of the children of the future
I am back. Back home to my olde, olde, selfe
In Anticipation Of Meeting Clive Allison...
But I am feeling a little tremulous! Like a young green plant,
The Man Thing Scares Me
The man thing scares me, Has scared me for ages.
The Ugly Monster
I am the disturbed heart, Replete with claw and fang,
See The Day In My Eyes
See the day in my eyes See how the sun in them closes
If I Were A God
If I were a god,
Just a small ordinary god,
If I were a god
The god of the forest,
The god of the wind,
The god of the mountains.