This ground-breaking anthology features
the compelling and courageous 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 loving whispers caught between the bedsheets; and from touring overseas as a drag queen to a concert in Cairo where the rainbow flag was raised to a crowd of thousands, this collection celebrates the true colours of a vibrant Arab queer experience.
'Profoundly moving and uplifting.’ Rabih Alameddine
‘A fascinating insight into the realities of being a queer Arab, the book is likely to provoke, inspire and create conversations.’ Entertainment Focus
‘I’m not sure if there’s ever been an anthology like this before — and it’s about time. [These essays] paint a wonderfully complicated portrait of the diversity of LGBTQ+ Arab experiences.’ Book Riot