back-to-square-one: Back to Square One
by Robert Knoth
Mamik in 2009. Mamik hesitates to open the heavy wooden gate to the courtyard. She is alone in the house where she lives with her brother’s family. Mamik spends a lot of her days on her own. Her childhood friend Farzana has married and moved to another village. No one now guides Mamik through the village. “Even your own brother will stop loving you after a while if you have eyes like mine”, she says in a small voice.