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Hijab butch blues : a memoir

H, Lamya2023
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"Fourteen years old and growing up in the Middle East, Lamya is an overachiever and a class clown, qualities that help her hide in plain sight when she realizes she has a crush on her female teacher. She's also fourteen when she reads a passage in Quran class about Maryam, known as the Virgin Mary in the Christian Bible, that changes everything. Lamya learns that Maryam was untempted by an angelically handsome man, and later, when told she is pregnant, insists no man has touched her. Could Maryam be... like Lamya? Spanning childhood to an elite college in the US and early adult life in New York City, each essay places Lamya's struggles and triumphs in the context of some of the most famous stories in the Quran. 'Hijab butch blues' asks questions about gender and sexuality, relationships, identity and faith, and what it means to build a life of one's own.
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London : Icon Books, 2023.©2023.
Collation:
x, 284 pages ; 23 cm.
ISBN:
9781785788499
Dewey class:
306.7663092306.7663
Local class:
306.7663
Language:
English
BRN:
155285
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