Review of We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir, Samra Habib

Habib’s memoir is beautiful and found me at just the right time. Not only does she write openly and movingly about being queer and her relationship with Islam, Habib also writes about coming of age and childhood trauma in a way which has forever touched me. The prevalence of belonging in this memoir is what affords it its power and its ability to resonate with any reader.

Habib will open your eyes to being first generation and refugee from Pakistan in Canada, she will remind you you are not alone in your journey for identity and self-acceptance and she will give you hope. This memoir is a light.

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