Last Updated on May 18, 2023 by BiblioLifestyle
Hijab Butch Blues by Lamya H
In Hijab Butch Blues, we see Lamya navigate their identity and life between their religion and culture and how she compares their experiences with some of the most famous stories in the Quran.
Today on the couch, I’m pleased to welcome author Lamya H. We talk about religion being a way to live more intentionally, social justice, Lamya’s choice to write under a pseudonym, and using a silhouette for their author photo. Lamya also gives us book and bookstore recommendations, reading tips, plus lots more.
BOOKS MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW
BOOKS READ, LOVED, AND WOULD NOW RECOMMEND
- 99 Nights in Logar by Jamil Jan Kochai (Amazon or Bookshop)
- Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion by Bushra Rehman (Amazon or Bookshop)
- The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar (Amazon or Bookshop)
ON THE TBR STACK
ABOUT LAMYA H
Lamya H (she/they) is a queer Muslim writer and organizer living in New York City. Lamya’s work has appeared in Los Angeles Review of Books, Salon, Vice, Autostraddle, Vox, and others. She has received fellowships from Lambda Literary, Aspen Words, and Queer|Arts.
Lamya’s organizing work centers around creating spaces for LGBTQ+ Muslims, fighting Islamophobia, and abolishing prisons. In her free time, she eats lots of desserts baked by her partner, plays board games with whoever she can corral, and works on her goal of traveling to every subway stop in the city. She has never run a marathon.