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This Arab Is Queer - An Anthology by LGBTQ+ Arab Writers

Elias Jahshan

Publisher: Saqi Books

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'Profoundly moving and uplifting'--Rabih Alameddine
This ground-breaking anthology features the compelling and courageous memoirs of eighteen queer Arab writers – some internationally bestselling, others using pseudonyms. Here, we find heart-warming connections and moments of celebration alongside essays exploring the challenges of being LGBTQ+ and Arab.
From a military base in the Gulf to loving whispers caught between the bedsheets; and from touring overseas as a drag queen to a concert in Cairo where the rainbow flag was raised to a crowd of thousands, this collection celebrates the true colours of a vibrant Arab queer experience.
'A vital addition to what it means to be Arab. We can sometimes lose sight of the fact, in the Arab world, that what we want are spaces of freedom and tolerance, dignity, equality, and, above all, of love. Let this anthology serve as a beautiful reminder of that.'--Layla AlAmmar
'Visionary. A powerful and moving portrait of life as a queer Arab.'-- Sabrina Mahfouz
'A heartfelt, moving collection, unflinching in its vulnerability, courageous and empowering in its honesty. These writers hold our gaze, demanding to be seen, on their own terms.'-- Yassmin Abdel-Magied
Available since: 06/16/2022.
Print length: 288 pages.

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