Acknowledgements

Our gratitude is extended towards the following individuals and organisations who helped, through volunteering their time and assistance with the development of this anthology: Nektaria McWilliams, Michael Bowden, Rosa Kurowski, Aliya Mirza, Aliida Naylor, Maraz Ahmed, Sunbul Akhtar, Zenith Rahman, Syed Tasnem Mahmood Tushon, Akvile Terminaite, Nobab Uddin (Janomot), Chris Searle, Alan Gilby, Roger Mills, Tony Harcup, K.M. Abu Taher Choudhury (Renaissance Literary Society), Saleha Choudhury, Ashraf Mahmud Neswar, Halima Khanom, Muhammad Ahmedullah (Brick Lane Circle), Runo Hye, Salam Jones (Hope n Mic), Dr Ashraf Hoque, Tamsin Bookey (Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives).

We would like to thank Dan Jones for the cover illustration and Shamim Shahan for the book design.
We would like to thank Quader Mahmud for the translation of the Bengali poems to English and Syed Tasnem Mahmood Tushon and friends in Bangladesh for the translation of English poems to Bangla.

We would like to thank Rich Mix and Khalid Rahman Solicitors for facilitating free space for interviews and steering committee meetings.

We would like to thank Film Pill for the production of introduction documentary.


Finally...

We would like to thank Heritage Lottery Fund and the contributors whose inspirational work has made this collection possible: 

Muhammad Abul Boshor Ansari, Anwara Ahmed, Muhammad Rahmat Ali Pathoni, Shahida Azad, Dabirum Islam Choudhury, Azad Bokht Choudhury, K.M. Abu Taher Choudhury, Syeda Tuhin Choudhury, Abdul Gaffar Choudhury, Brajendranath Choudhury, Saleha Choudhury, Tofial Uddin, Sally Flood, Alan Gilby, Syeda Nazmin Haque, Tony Harcup, Sajeda Hoque, Dolly Islam, Salam Jones, Shihabuzzaman Kamal, Shadin Khosru, Quader Mahmud, Kim McGee, Roger Mills, Abdul Mukith Mukhtar, Ashraf Mahmud Neswar, Alaur Rahman, Abdus Salique, Chris Searle, Syed Shaheen, Abdus Shukkur, Faruk Ahmed Roni, Abu Taher, Nobab Uddin, Momtaz Khanom-Zaman and Sheikh Waliuz Zaman.