Samar Habib (SOAS, University of London): “Recovering the Arab Queer: How to a write a historical and “lesbian” novel set in 9th century Iraq (and why does it even matter?)”

Posted on April 17th, 2014 in Events

May 7, 3:00pm, Building 260, Room 252

Dr. Samar Habib (School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), University of London) “Recovering the Arab Queer: How to a write a historical and “lesbian” novel set in 9th century Iraq (and why does it even matter?)”

Dr. Samar Habib is the author of Female Homosexuality in the Middle East: histories and representations (Routledge, 2007) and the editor of Islam and Homosexuality (Praeger, 2010). Her debut novel, A Tree Like Rain, was published by Nebula Press in 2005, and Rughum & Najda, a ficto-historical narrative of same-sex love between women in ninth century Baghdad, was published by Oracle Releasing in March 2012. A link to her books in our library: http://goo.gl/96lw2r.

[Co-sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature]

Comments are closed.