We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib – Book Club

7pm – 8pm, 27 April 2021

About this Session
The Women in Rail South Book Club continues with our March/April book, We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib.

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 around the world to uncover a truth that was within her all along. It shows how Muslims can embrace queer sexuality, and families can embrace change. 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.

The Book Club discussion will take place on Zoom and will be a reflection on the themes in the book and what we’ve learnt from them. Not only will we have a great discussion on the book of the month, there will be the opportunity to engage with others in the Women in Rail South community. It will also be a chance to give your suggestions for future books for us to read and share together.

How to Register IMPORTANT
Please book by 5pm the day prior, using the form below. A Zoom link will be sent to you before the event.

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  • 19:00
    Welcome and introduction
  • 19:15
    Book discussion
  • 20:00
    Approx finish time