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Tuhin Das is a poet, activist, and blogger. He was born and raised in Barisal, Bangladesh. He is the author of eight books in his native language of Bengali, and has published criticism, short stories, and political columns in Bangladesh. Since 2013, he has been the target of fundamentalist militant groups who have murdered secular writers and activists in Bangladesh. Instead of protecting him, the police collected and examined his writings for anti-Islamist statements to use against him. To save his own life, he had no choice but to go into hiding and find a way out of Bangladesh. He left his country in 2016 and is the current ICORN writer-in-residence of City of Asylum in Pittsburgh, Pensylvania.