Item AUD 117/1/13 - Interview of Shiblee Sayed by Mahbubur Rahman

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AUD 117/1/13


Interview of Shiblee Sayed by Mahbubur Rahman


  • 2 Oct 2022 (Creation)

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Recorded in Norfolk, United Kingdom.

Shiblee discusses his childhood experiences in a rural area, highlighting the communal bonding facilitated by the introduction of the first black and white TV in his home. Shiblee reflected on his strict upbringing by teacher parents, the challenges of his engineering education at Shahjalal University of Sylhet, elongated because of political upheaval, and shared memories of his graduation ceremony (for his Masters degree) in the UK with his parents.

He touched upon his work experiences, including a stint in Afghanistan, where he contributed to rebuilding infrastructure. Shiblee also spoke about his move to the UK for further studies and his subsequent job in Norwich, expressing his love for the city's landscape and his role in flood management at the Environment Agency. He shared personal moments, such as his memorable reunion with his parents in the UK and details about his family life with his wife and two children. Shiblee expressed appreciation for the National Centre for Writing's initiative to preserve Bengali community stories, emphasizing the importance of documenting the experiences of Bengalis living in the UK.

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Accessible at the NRO and online via MP3 copy file. Some personal data redacted for privacy reasons.

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  • English
  • Bengali

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Duration: 42 min. 05 sec.
Playback mode: stereo
Sample frequency: 44.1 kHz

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