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.
Hijab Butch Blues
by H, Lamya | Memoir
Hardback | 304 pages