Standing on the top of the mountain of Kutupalang, I could see the mountain range of Myanmar. I noticed an old man sitting on the side of the road and gazing at the distant mountains of Myanmar. […] he was crying. His tears and looks ripped apart my heart that day.
– Writes Fahmi Ela who completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Social Anthropology from Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. Fahmi who is a self-proclaimed feminist and human rights activist has a wide range of work experience with international organizations including the UN as a humanitarian worker which included assignments in Rohingya refugee camps that extended for more than two years. “Leaf of Exile” is her debut. She dreams about a world without gender discrimination and currently lives in Norway.