Sarah and Shahirah

For the last year or so I’ve been blessed to have not just one but two great writers gracing my apartment. Shahirah Majumdar is one of Sarah’s best friends and frequently stays with us when visiting New York. I learn a lot listening to them discuss prose, poetry, politics, and everything else.

Earlier this week my wife made her Inside HBO Boxing debut with a profile of Abel Sanchez, the trainer of Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. The big fight with Canelo Alvarez is tonight, and for serious boxing fans this match far more important than that over-hyped Mayweather-McGregor snooze.

Shahirah is currently in Bangladesh, where she just filed an astonishing report for Vice on how, “Burmese security forces have been waging a systematic campaign of violence against the Rohingya population of Myanmar’s westernmost state of Rakhine.” 

Every detail in Shahirah’s story seems more shocking than the last. An article in the Independent offers ways to “help those fleeing genocide.”