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The Resource Unicorn : the memoir of a Muslim drag queen, Amrou Al-Kadhi

Unicorn : the memoir of a Muslim drag queen, Amrou Al-Kadhi

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Unicorn : the memoir of a Muslim drag queen
Title
Unicorn
Title remainder
the memoir of a Muslim drag queen
Statement of responsibility
Amrou Al-Kadhi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From a god-fearing Muslim boy enraptured with their mother, to a vocal, queer drag queen estranged from their family, this is a heart-breaking and hilarious memoir about the author's fight to be true to themself. My name is Amrou Al-Kadhi - by day. By night, I am Glamrou, an empowered, fearless and acerbic drag queen who wears seven-inch heels and says the things that nobody else dares to. Growing up in a strict Iraqi Muslim household, it didn't take long for me to realise I was different. When I was ten years old, I announced to my family that I was in love with Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone. The resultant fallout might best be described as something like the Iraqi version of Jerry Springer: The Opera. And that was just the beginning. This is the story of how I got from there to here: about my teenage obsession with marine biology, and how fluid aquatic life helped me understand my non-binary gender identity; about my two-year scholarship at Eton college, during which I wondered if I could forge a new identity as a British aristocrat (spoiler alert: it didn't work); about discovering the transformative powers of drag while at university (and how I very nearly lost my mind after I left); and about how, after years of rage towards it, I finally began to understand Islam in a new, queer way. Most of all, this is a book about my mother. It's the journey of how we lost and found each other, about forgiveness, understanding, hope and the life-long search for belonging
Biography type
autobiography
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Al-Kadhi, Amrou
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Al-Kadhi, Amrou
  • Al-Kadhi, Amrou
  • Female impersonators
  • Iraqis
Target audience
adult
Label
Unicorn : the memoir of a Muslim drag queen, Amrou Al-Kadhi
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251366829
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
295 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008306069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Unicorn : the memoir of a Muslim drag queen, Amrou Al-Kadhi
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251366829
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
295 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008306069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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