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The Resource We have always been here : a queer Muslim memoir, Samra Habib

We have always been here : a queer Muslim memoir, Samra Habib

Label
We have always been here : a queer Muslim memoir
Title
We have always been here
Title remainder
a queer Muslim memoir
Statement of responsibility
Samra Habib
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A queer Muslim searches for the language to express her truest self, making peace with her sexuality, her family, and Islam. Growing up in Pakistan, Samra Habib lacks a blueprint for the life she wants. She has a mother who gave up everything to be a pious, dutiful wife and an overprotective father who seems to conspire against a life of any adventure. Plus, she has to hide the fact that she's Ahmadi to avoid persecution from religious extremists. As the threats against her family increase, they seek refuge in Canada, where new financial and cultural obstacles await them. When Samra discovers that her mother has arranged her marriage, she must again hide a part of herself--the fun-loving, feminist teenager that has begun to bloom--until she simply can't any longer. So begins a journey of self-discovery that takes her to Tokyo, where she comes to terms with her sexuality, and to a queer-friendly mosque in Toronto, where she returns to her faith in the same neighbourhood where she attended her first drag show. Along the way, she learns that the facets of her identity aren't as incompatible as she was led to believe, and that her people had always been there--the world just wasn't ready for them yet."--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir/Biography, 2020.
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10783788
Cataloging source
NLC
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Habib, Samra
Dewey number
306.76/63092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Habib, Samra
  • Muslim lesbians
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a queer Muslim memoir
Label
We have always been here : a queer Muslim memoir, Samra Habib
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9780735235007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1080207842
  • 3182958
Label
We have always been here : a queer Muslim memoir, Samra Habib
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9780735235007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1080207842
  • 3182958

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