Thursday, December 29, 2011

Child Bride Wins Visa Lottery For America. Escapes Arranged Marriage.



"Bengali Girls Don't" is the uncensored story of the author's life, from being born in a small village in Bangladesh, surviving Bangladesh's liberation war, to winning the visa lottery for America after a forced marriage at 15. Luky's story is a visceral look at what Bengali life was like her, and it doesn't shy away from the terrors of genocide, the atrocities that people commit against each other, and the horror of living a life not of your own choosing.
It's an unforgettable story about heartache and irony. About broken dreams. And how the life we choose is not always the life that chooses us.
"It's like 'The Namesake' on steroids," Sherman says. "Or Cinderella in reverse."
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Friday, December 2, 2011

"Here Comes the Bride" feat. L.A. Sherman

Okay. So I thought of a great post today. One where I'd show you all the pictures of me in wedding gowns over the years. Beginning with the ones from when I was fifteen, back when my I had my arranged marriage, to about ten days ago when I did a bridal shoot at Fort Desoto beach, FL. So here goes. Captions will be underneath each photo.

“Oh my God,” I thought. “What’s happening to me? What am I gonna do?”

A picture from my second wedding. Now I could look up and not worry about getting a neck ache, or that some old Bengali lady was gonna tell me to keep my eyes closed.
Look out! I know Karate.

Showing off my trinkets and henna.

Signing my life away. LOL. i.e. the marriage contract.

Me and the new hubby.

The red piece of cloth behind us is covering the telly.

Finally, a little alone time.

More pictures with the guests.

A portrait of love.

Here comes the bride.

Looking for my prince.

Trying to look pretty.

Guess I'll go barefeet.

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About the Author
L.A. Sherman, model and author of Bengali Girls Don't, grew up in Bradford, England in a strict Muslim family where she learned how to sneak out of the house without making the door creak. At the age of fifteen, she was tricked into going to Bangladesh by her parents and forced to marry a man as old as her father. After four years there with a wicked mother-in-law, she won the visa lottery for America and moved to the Big Apple. Now hard at work on her second book, she lives in Tampa, Florida with her family near a pond full of gators and spends her time doing all the things that Bengali girls don’t.