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

Elias Jahshan

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

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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

About the Author

Elias Jahshan (he/him) is a Palestinian-Lebanese-Australian journalist and writer. He is a former editor of Star Observer, Australia's longest-running LGBTQ+ media outlet, and a former board member of the Arab Council Australia. His short memoir 'Coming Out Palestinian' was anthologised in Arab Australian Other: Stories on Race and Identity, and he has written freelance for outlets including The Guardian, SBS VoicesMy Kali and The New Arab. Born and raised in western Sydney, he now lives in London.
Paperback. ISBN 9780863564789. Saqi Books, June 2022