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We Have Always Been Here

by Samra Habib

Paperback £9.99
Published 5th September 2019, 240 pages
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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 her arrival in Canada as a refugee, before escaping an arranged marriage at sixteen. When she realized she was queer, it was yet another way she felt like an outsider.

So begins a journey that takes her to the far reaches of the globe to uncover a truth that was within her 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.

Details

We Have Always Been Here
by Samra Habib

ISBN
9781529404869

Publisher
Quercus Publishing

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
Sept. 5, 2019

Dimensions
19.6cm x 12.8cm x 0.6cm

Page count
240 pages