This Arab Is Queer: An Anthology by LGBTQ+ Arab Writers


by Elias Jahshan

This ground-breaking anthology featuresthe compelling and courageous memoirs of eighteen queer Arab writers – someinternationally bestselling, others using pseudonyms. Here, we findheart-warming connections and moments of celebration alongside essays exploringthe challenges of being LGBTQ+ and Arab.

From a military base in the Gulf toloving whispers caught between the bedsheets; and from touring overseas as adrag queen to a concert in Cairo where the rainbow flag was raised to a crowdof thousands, this collection celebrates the true colours of a vibrant Arabqueer experience.

Elias Jahshan (he/him) is a Palestinian-Lebanese-Australian journalist and writer. He is aformer editor of Star Observer, Australia’s longest-running LGBTQ+ mediaoutlet, and a former board member of the Arab Council Australia. His shortmemoir ‘Coming Out Palestinian’ was anthologised in Arab Australian Other:Stories on Race and Identity, and he has written freelance for outletsincluding The Guardian, SBS Voices, My Kali and The NewArab. Born and raised in western Sydney, he now lives in London.

Hardcover | 288 pages | Consortium Book Sales & Distribution | 2022

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