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All She Wrote Books x Juliet Book Club — April

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All She Wrote Books x Juliet Book Club — April
All She Wrote Books x Juliet Book Club — April

Time & Location

Apr 14, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Juliet Social Club, 263 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143, USA

About the Event

About the Event

Join All She Wrote Books on April 14th at 10:30am at Juliet Social Club for a discussion of Hijab Butch Blues a poignant memoir on coming of age as a queer hijabi Muslim immigrant. Prepare for a discussion that challenges perspectives, and celebrates the strength and hope of queerness. 

Seats are limited, so snag yours quick! Each ticket includes either a copy of the book or a $5 All She Wrote Books gift card.

Worried about finding the book? We've got you covered! Grab a copy through registration for the event or at Bookshop.org, or Libro.fm.

Can't make it? No worries! Let us know ASAP so we can release your spot to someone eagerly waiting on the waitlist. Don't miss out- Register now!

Remember: This event has limited capacity, so grab your ticket and claim your seat before it's too late! We can't wait to see you there! ✨

About the Book

When fourteen-year-old Lamya H realizes she has a crush on her teacher—her female teacher—she covers up her attraction, one she can’t yet name, by playing up her roles as overachiever and class clown. She’s spent her childhood in the Middle East feeling like her own desires and dreams don’t matter, and it’s easier to hide in plain sight. To disappear. But one day in Quran class, she reads a passage about Maryam that changes everything. Lamya learns that Maryam was untempted by an angelically handsome man, and that later, when told she is pregnant, Maryam insists no man has touched her. Could Maryam, uninterested in men, be…like Lamya?

From that moment on, Lamya makes sense of her struggles and triumphs by comparing her experiences with some of the most famous stories in the Quran. She juxtaposes her coming out with Musa liberating his people from the pharoah; asks if Allah, who is neither male nor female, might instead be nonbinary; and, drawing on the faith and hope Nuh needed to construct his ark, begins to build a life of her own—ultimately finding that the answer to her life-long quest for safety and belonging lies in owning her identity as a queer, devout Muslim immigrant.

This searingly intimate memoir in essays, spanning Lamya's childhood to her arrival in the United States for college through early-adult life in New York City, tells a universal story of courage, trust, and love, celebrating what it means to be a seeker and an architect of one’s own life.

About the Author

Lamya H is a former Lambda Literary Fellow whose writing has appeared in Vice, Salon, Vox, Black Girl Dangerous, Autostraddle, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. She currently lives in New York with her partner.

Our Book Club Guidelines

  • We strive for a thoughtful and respectful discussion of the featured book and its related themes.
  • You do not have to have finished the book to participate, but we ask that you contribute to the discussion in whatever way you feel comfortable.
  • We do not tolerate demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.

Tickets

  • Ticket + Gift Card

    **PLEASE READ**: Entry for 1 person to the Juliet Book Club. Includes one $5 All She Wrote gift card, to be picked up at the bookstore after the event.

    $5.00
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  • Ticket + Book

    *Please read: Includes general admission to our Juliet Book Club and 1 copy of Hijab Butch Blues, to be picked up at All She Wrote Books (75 Washington St in Somerville). You will notified by email and phone when your book club order is ready for pickup. (Price includes $1.12 sales tax)

    $19.12
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