The Queer Arab Glossary

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The Queer Arab Glossary


‘The Queer Arab Glossary’ is a first-of-its-kind survey of the linguistic landscape surrounding queerness in the Arab world. It brings together more than 300 words and terms used to refer to queer people across the spoken Arabic dialects, ranging from the humorous to the harrowing, serious to tongue-in-cheek, pejorative to endearing. Featuring anecdotes and fascinating historical facts, the bilingual glossary paints a linguistic picture of how queer bodies are perceived within the Arab region. It includes insightful essays by eight leading Arab queer artists, academics, activists and writers, which situate the glossary in a modern social and political context. With beautiful, witty illustrations by Haitham Haddad, ‘The Queer Arab Glossary’ is a powerful response to myths about queer people in the Arab world. It is proof that the LGBTQI+ Arab community is alive and thriving, despite the challenges.

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Author: Kabbour, Marwan (red.)
Year: 2024
ISBN: 9780863560927
Pages: 160
Language: English
Publisher: Saqi
Publisher's city: London
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