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On the horn of a dilemma

A tale of one man’s journey from godfearing Muslim boy to estranged, but powerful, drag queen

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UNICORN: THE MEMOIR OF A MUSLIM DRAG QUEEN

Amrou Al- Kadhi/ Fourth Estate

The powerful, moving and poignant memoir b y journalist, Attitude columnist and founding member of drag tr oupe Denim. Of Iranian heritage, raised in Dubai and Bahrain, Amrou Al- Kadhi went from being a god- fearing Muslim boy enraptured with their mother t o becoming a vocal queer drag queen estranged fr om their f amily, via the hallowed but problemati­c halls of Et on College. It’s a journey fr om rejection, shame, racial exclusion and over- achievemen­t to the empowering sisterhood of drag and the understand­ing of Islam in a new, queer way. Through their astonishin­gly articulate honesty, Amrou has c reated a soulful, generously hearted book, rich in understand­ing and healing. Hilariousl­y f unny and mesmerisin­gly intelligen­t, this is one of the best memoirs we’ve ever read. A triumph. Out now

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