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Love and Defiance's podcast

Jun 17, 2023

In today’s episode I’ll be speaking with Sumaya Matin who worked on her memoir with Shyam Selvadurai. Titled The Shaytan Bride, it was published in 2021 by Dundurn Press and it is an account of Sumaiya’s immigration to Canada from Bangladesh as a young girl, her attempts to reconcile her Muslim faith with secular Canadian society and the patriarchal strictures placed on Muslim girls and women from within their own community which culminates, for Sumaiya, in an attempted forced marriage.

This season of Love and Defiance is written and produced by David Bezmozgis, and produced and edited by Evan Gravelle.

Thanks for listening. We’ll be back next year with more students and more remarkable stories from the Humber School for Writers.