We Have Always Been Here

A Queer Muslim Memoir

Paperback, 220 pages

English language

Published by Viking.

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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 sixteen. When she realized 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.

2 editions


  • LGBT
  • Immigration
  • Canada
  • Pakistan
  • Memoir
  • Refugees
  • Muslim
  • Islam