We Have Always Been Here

We Have Always Been Here A Queer Muslim Memoir

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Publisher's Synopsis

Triumphant and uplifting - a queer Muslim memoir about forgiveness and freedom.

'Revolutionary' Mona Eltahawy * 'Exquisite, powerful and urgent' Stacey May Fowles * 'I fell in love with this book' Shani Mootoo

A memoir of hope, faith and love, Samra Habib's story starts with growing up as part of a threatened minority sect in Pakistan, and follows their arrival in Canada as a refugee, before escaping an arranged marriage at sixteen. When they realized they were queer, it was yet another way they felt like an outsider.

So begins a journey that takes them to the far reaches of the globe to uncover a truth that was within them all along. It shows how Muslims can embrace queer sexuality, and families can embrace change. A triumphant story of forgiveness and freedom, We Have Always Been Here is a rallying cry for anyone who has ever felt alone and a testament to the power of fearlessly inhabiting one's truest self.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529404869
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Imprint: riverrun
Pub date:
DEWEY: 297.086643092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 8029
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 174g
Height: 130mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 14mm