Sadaf Saaz is a poet, writer, entrepreneur and women’s rights advocate. She grew up in the UK, where she studied Molecular Biology at Cambridge. She now lives in Dhaka, where she is involved in a range of initiatives as a cultural activist and curator. She is a festival director and the producer of the annual Dhaka Literary Festival (previously Hay Festival Dhaka), which she co-founded in 2011. She is the author of a collection of poems Sari Reams, and her monologues based on Bangladeshi women’s experiences, Je Kotha Jai Na Bola (That which cannot be said), have been performed in various locations in Bangladesh. Her work has also appeared in various anthologies and international literary journals including Wasafiri, Index on Censorship, Critical Muslim, Weber and Bengal Lights. She has also recited her poetry in events in UK, Germany, India, Pakistan, Australian and Bangladesh.
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