A fantastic assay that revealed some layers to me that I was either not aware of, or too blind to see.
- Was there no room for the queer individual in Arab history? Have people like us simply never belonged?
Aya Labaniehis a writer, political organiser, and aspiring poet. She is a PhD candidate in the English and Comparative Literature Department at Columbia University in New York, where she serves as an instructor of writing composition. She is also assistant editor at the Journal of Arabic Literature.