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.”

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