"A couple of weeks back Allen was honored as one of the national heroes of the liberation struggle for the creation/establishment of the modern state of Bangladesh ."September on Jessore Road", it seems, had, in 1971, an extraordinary effect in publicizing the appalling plight of the refugees and spreading word on the refugee-crisis there. Bob Rosenthal and Peter Hale, of the Ginsberg Estate, flew out to the official ceremonies to accept the award on Allen's behalf.
Here's a few notes about (and selected images from) what was, clearly, a truly remarkable occasion..."
Read on at http://ginsbergblog.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/fridays-weekly-round-up-121.html