Hijab Butch Blues – Lamya H

Reading about Maryam, the Virgin Mary, in the Quran, the teenage Lamya is struck by her description as ‘untouched by man’. Thus begins a path of self-discovery that leads away from the world she has known so far.

This warm and tender memoir takes in all the difficulties of life as a modern Muslim, a queer teenager and an immigrant in America but creates a positive narrative from them. Lamya is also able to take her personal experience and weave an impressive account of power, tradition and faith in the modern world.