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Persona Grata Goods is a social enterprise in Charlotte, North Carolina that invests in refugee women, providing a welcoming environment for them to practice English, build friendships with other women, and have flexible, sewing employment. The organization strives to use sustainable materials for all of its products, so most napkins & table runners are made from fabric deadstock or donations. When you buy napkins or kitchen towels through this link and enter code DFW at checkout, Persona Grata will donate 10 percent of the sales proceeds to DFW and you’ll get an extra 5 percent off your purchase. Offer expires 10/29/2021.
By Mitali (Bose) Perkins
Recommended by Speak Up for the Poor
From SUP: This is a book for children and adults alike. The author, Mitali Perkins, tells an inspiring fictional story about a Bangladeshi girl’s determination to overcome gender-based obstacles and to help her impoverished family to survive and thrive.
Sanchita: Selected Poems and Lyrics of Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam
By Mustofa Munir
From SUP: Poetry is Bangladesh’s most important art form, more so than music, though many poets were and are also musicians. Probably the most famous Bengali poet/musician was Kazi Nazrul Islam. He was the national poet of Bangladesh, and died in 1976.
Made in Bangladesh
From Amazon: Shimu, 23, works in a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Faced with difficult conditions at work, she decides to start a union with her co-workers. Despite threats from the management and disapproval of her husband, Shimu is determined to go on. Together the women must fight and find a way.
Around the Next Bend
Series available on Amazon streaming. Episode 11 focuses on Bangladesh.
From Amazon: The state of West Bengal is situated on the eastern bottleneck of India. The Ganges River divides in into the Hooghly River in West Bengal and the Padma River flowing southeast into Bangladesh. Calcutta is considered the cultural capital of India and the birthplace of modern Indian literature and art. West Bengal shares much of its cultural heritage with the neighboring Bangladesh.