Jahshan, Elias - This Arab Is Queer
September 21, 2022 This Arab Is Queer: An Anthology by LGBTQ+ Arab Writers A ground-breaking collection of memoir and personal stories by Arab LGBTQ+ writers. ‘We will repeat it often in the months that follow, to friends who were not there, to sceptics, to ourselves: in that moment, it felt like pride.’ For the first time, LGBTQ+ Arabs come together to share their personal stories of hope, struggle and love This ground-breaking anthology features the searingly honest and moving memoirs of eighteen queer Arab writers – some internationally bestselling, others using pseudonyms. Here, we find heart-warming connections and moments of celebration, alongside essays exploring the challenges of being LGBTQ+ and Arab. From a military base in the Gulf to whispers between lovers caught between the bedsheets; and from a concert in Cairo where the rainbow flag was raised to a crowd of thousands, to making it happen as a drag queen in exile, this collection celebrates the true colours of a rich, vibrant Arab queer experience.