This Arab Is Queer

This Arab Is Queer


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Lovelocks Coffee Shop
Old Haymarket, Liverpool
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Supported by Liverpool Arab Arts Festival

Celebrating the release of a ground-breaking new anthology called This Arab Is Queer, our event brings together editor Elias Jahshan with essayists Madian Al Jazerah and Anbara Salam for an evening of readings and lively chat.

For the first time, LGBTQIA Arabs come together to share their personal stories of hope, struggle and love. All welcome.

Madian Al Jazerah is a Palestinian Jordanian bookseller and founder of Amman’s Books at Café, a bookshopcome-internet café. In 2021 he published Are You This? Or Are You This? with Hurst.

Anbara Salam is a Palestinian-Lebanese-Scottish writer. She is the author of Things Bright and Beautiful (Fig Tree/Penguin, 2018) and Belladonna (Fig Tree/Penguin, 2020).

Elias Jahshan (he/him) is a Palestinian/Lebanese-Australian journalist, writer and editor. He is a former editor of Star Observer, Australia’s longest-running LGBTQ+ media outlet.

Chaired by Laura Marie Brown, Creative Producer at Liverpool Arab Arts Festival



Books will be available to buy at the event or can be purchased in advance here.

NOTE: This is a free event but due to limited capacity, we strongly recommend pre-booking your seat or arriving early on the night to avoid disappointment.


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