“Bangladeshi writer ‘exiled again’”. Let us all hope Taslima Nasrin at last finds peace and the creative freedom she deserves.
Stepping back a bit from Taslima’s travails…: It would be illuminating to see a “diaspora map” showing the flow of intellectual resources—i.e., writers, artists, scientists, academics, etc.—from oppressive parts of the world to relatively free parts of the world. Something like this map tracing the first Jewish diasporas. This map would illustrate the impact on whole nations of their submission to the most fanatical fundamentalist forces within them: a worldwide portrait of cultural suicide….