I have such deep admiration for her and for other poets and writers who continue to speak their truth despite the threat of imprisonment or death. I would like to think that I would do the same under the same conditions; I hope I would have that kind of courage. I will close with a few lines from "Eve Oh Eve"--words that show Taslima Nasreen's fierce dedication to freedom...
Why would Eve merely suppress her wishes,
regulate her steps?
Subdue her thirst?
Eve, if you get hold of the fruit
don't ever refrain from eating.