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Are you this? or are you this? : a story of identity and worth / Madian Al Jazerah with Ellen Georgiou.

By: Al Jazerah, Madian [Author]Contributor(s): Georgiou, EllenMaterial type: TextTextLanguage: English Publication details: London : Hurst & Company, c2021Description: x, 264 pages ; 22 cmISBN: 9781787384651Subject(s): Al Jazerah, Madian | Gay men -- Biography -- Middle East | ΟμοφυλόφιλοιLOC classification: HQ75.8.A743A3 2021Summary: When Madian Al Jazerah came out to his Arab parents, his mother had one question. 'Are you this?' she asked, cupping her hand. 'Or are you this?' she motioned with a poking finger. If you're the poker, she said, you aren't a homosexual. For Madian, this opposition reveals not who he is, but patriarchy, power, and society's efforts to fit us into neat boxes. He is Palestinian, but wasn't raised in Palestine. He is Kuwaiti-born, but not Kuwaiti. He is British-educated, but not a Westerner. He's a Muslim, but can't embrace the Islam of today. He's a gay man, out of the closet but still living in the shadows: he has left Jordan, his home, three times in fear of his life.
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When Madian Al Jazerah came out to his Arab parents, his mother had one question. 'Are you this?' she asked, cupping her hand. 'Or are you this?' she motioned with a poking finger. If you're the poker, she said, you aren't a homosexual. For Madian, this opposition reveals not who he is, but patriarchy, power, and society's efforts to fit us into neat boxes. He is Palestinian, but wasn't raised in Palestine. He is Kuwaiti-born, but not Kuwaiti. He is British-educated, but not a Westerner. He's a Muslim, but can't embrace the Islam of today. He's a gay man, out of the closet but still living in the shadows: he has left Jordan, his home, three times in fear of his life.

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