We Have Always Been Here

Author(s): Samra Habib

Lesbian & Bi Biography / Memoir | New Releases | Multicultural Studies, Race & People of Colour

Triumphant and uplifting - a queer Muslim memoir about forgiveness and freedom.


'Revolutionary' Mona Eltahawy * 'Exquisite, powerful and urgent' Stacey May Fowles * 'I fell in love with this book' Shani Mootoo


A memoir of hope, faith and love, Samra Habib's story starts with growing up as part of a threatened minority sect in Pakistan, and follows her arrival in Canada as a refugee, before escaping an arranged marriage at sixteen. When she realized she was queer, it was yet another way she felt like an outsider.


So begins a journey that takes her to the far reaches of the globe to uncover a truth that was within her all along. It shows how Muslims can embrace queer sexuality, and families can embrace change. A triumphant story of forgiveness and freedom, We Have Always Been Here is a rallying cry for anyone who has ever felt alone and a testament to the power of fearlessly inhabiting one's truest self.

September 2019

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781529404869
  • : Quercus
  • : riverrun
  • : September 2019
  • : .6 Centimeters X 12.8 Centimeters X 19.6 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 240
  • : 306.76/63092
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Samra Habib