Sayeda Tuhin Choudhury

Co-Founder and Present Joint-Secretary of Shanghati Literary Society

Sayeda Tuhin Choudhury was born in Sylhet. She came to Britain with her family in 1986 at the age of twelve, leaving behind a culturally rich environment which instilled her passion in Bengali language and poetry. Mrs Choudhury, the youngest founding member of Shanghati Literary Society became introduced to the other members of Shanghati through her cousin (Mrs Haque) at the Toynbee Translation Project. Mrs Choudhury began her professional career in theatre as a playwriter and performer in Half Moon theatre. She has performed in various primary schools across East London and was also invited to perform a Half Moon Drama production at an international Festival in Holland. She currently part-manages the family business and is completing a degree in Business Management. Her poetry has been published in numerous publications in the UK and Bangladesh and in early 2017 her debut anthology of poetry ‘Shurjashe Anot Shurjomukhi’ was published in Bangladesh. 

  • Listen: Mrs Tuhin Choudhury talking about her childhood in Bangladesh, coming to Britain and struggles she faced as a teenager in her new home.
  • Listen: Mrs Tuhin Choudhury talking about becoming part of Shanghati Literary Society