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We Have Always Been Here

Narrated by: Parmida Vand
Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
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A powerful, uplifting queer Muslim memoir by a young Pakistani Canadian activist and photographer.  

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

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 16. When she realised 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. 

©2019 Samra Habib (P)2019 Quercus Editions Limited

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