Are You This? or Are You This?: A Story of Identity and Worth

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Price
$19.95  $18.55
Publisher
Hurst & Co.
Publish Date
Pages
232
Dimensions
5.66 X 8.44 X 1.09 inches | 0.82 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781787384651

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About the Author


Madian Al Jazerah is a Palestinian Jordanian who was born in Kuwait. In 1997 he opened Amman's [email protected], the first internet cafe/bookstore in the Arab world. Since its founding he has been engaged in human rights work and LGBTQ activism.Madian Al Jazerah is a Palestinian Jordanian who was born in
Kuwait. In 1997 he opened Amman's [email protected], the first internet cafe/bookstore in the Arab world. Since its founding he has been engaged in human rights work and LGBTQI activism.

Reviews


"A riveting and revealing journey of identity, politics and love in the Arab world. Brave in its honesty, and beautiful in its simplicity."-Rana Sweis, freelance New York Times correspondent, and author of Voices of Jordan


"A moving narrative of remarkable courage and sensitivity, which weaves together a tapestry of displacement and belonging, of seeking and giving refuge, and of seeing and insisting on being seen."-- Safwan M. Masri, Columbia University


"Written with the poetic courage of someone who has experienced both the beauty and the trauma of the world. I wish I'd had this book fifteen years ago when facing the same questions about my many identities."-- Afshan D'souza-Lodhi, poet and playwright


"A courageous, timely and humorous journey through questions often silenced in today's Arab world: sexuality, identity and belonging."-- Ramzi Salti, Stanford University, host of the Arabology podcast and author of The Native Informant: Six Tales of Defiance from the Arab World


"The story of a great man, full of emotions, pride, dignity and determination. A tale of hope in a world of colliding identities; a must-read!"-- Fadi Zaghmout, blogger and author of The Bride of Amman


"When I read this book, I felt that Madian Al Jazerah's words were my own. A story not of guilt or shame, but of a citizen of the world who still loves his home country, despite rejection and suspicion." -- Asmaa al-Ghoul, award-winning Palestinian journalist, and author of A Rebel in Gaza