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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."--
Summary
Samra Habib has spent most of her life searching for the safety to be herself. As an Ahmadi Muslim growing up in Pakistan, she faced regular threats from Islamic extremists who believed the small, dynamic sect to be blasphemous. When her family came to Canada as refugees, Samra encountered a whole new host of challenges: bullies, racism, the threat of poverty, and an arranged marriage. So begins an exploration of faith, art, love, and queer sexuality, a journey that takes her to the far reaches of the globe to uncover a truth that was within her all along
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic format.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10783788
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Habib, Samra,
Dewey number
306.76/63092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Habib, Samra
  • Muslim lesbians
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
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.
Control code
1080207842
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9780735235007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
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.
Control code
1080207842
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9780735235007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n

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