This Arab is Queer
Wednesday 16 November 2022
Homotopia Festival, Lovelocks, Liverpool
Celebrating the release of a ground-breaking new anthology called This Arab Is Queer, this event by Homotopia and supported by LAAF, brings together editor Elias Jahshan with essayists Madian Alijazeera and Anbara Salam for an evening of readings and lively chat.
For the first time, LGBTQIA Arabs come together to share their personal stories of hope, struggle and love. All welcome.
Madian Aljazeera is a Palestinian Jordanian bookseller and founder of Amman’s Books at Café, a bookshopcome-internet café.
Anbara Salam is a Palestinian-Lebanese-Scottish writer. She is the author of Things Bright and Beautiful (Fig Tree/Penguin, 2018) and Belladonna (Fig Tree/Penguin, 2020).
Elias Jahshan (he/him) is a Palestinian/Lebanese-Australian journalist, writer and editor. He is a former editor of Star Observer, Australia’s longest-running LGBTQ+ media outlet.
Chaired by Laura Marie Brown, Creative Producer at Liverpool Arab Arts Festival.
You can buy a copy of This Arab is Queer, published by Saqi Books, https://saqibooks.com/books/saqi/this-arab-is-queer/
Homotopia runs 1st – 20th November 2022 across Liverpool. Check out the fantastic programme and book tickets here: www.homotopia.net/festival/