We Have Always Been Here

Samra Habib

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Quercus Publishing

Published: 5th Sep '19


A powerful, uplifting queer Muslim memoir by a young Pakistani-Canadian activist and photographer

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SKU: 9781529404869

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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 MootooA 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.

Additional information

Weight 0.18 kg
Dimensions 6 × 128 × 196 mm
Page Count 240