Today we’re joined by Lamya H., who has just released their debut book Hijab Butch Blues – a memoir about coming of age as a queer Muslim immigrant, that uses figures from the Quran as reference points. We discuss what is gained and what is lost from writing under a pseudonym, the complexities of choosing to be religious, and how Lamya approached the decision to include known religious figures in their storytelling.
The Stacks Book Club selection for February is The Round House by Louise Erdrich. We will discuss the book on February 22nd with Mina Kimes.
- Hijab Butch Blues by Lamya H.
- The Quran
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
- Andrew Lloyd Webber
- Tony’s Chocolonely Chocolate Milk Caramel cookie bar
- Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion by Bushra Rehman
- Leslie Feinberg
- Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg
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