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War / Torn

by (author) Hasan Namir

Book*hug Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2019
LGBT, Middle Eastern, Love
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2020 Stonewall Book Award – Barbara Gittings Literature Award Honor Book

Lambda Literary Award-winner Hasan Namir';s debut collection of poetry, War / Torn, is a brazen and lyrical interrogation of religion and masculinity—the performance and sense of belonging they delineate and draw together. Namir summons prayer, violence, and the sensuality of love, revisiting tenets of Islam and dictates of war to break the barriers between the profane and the sacred.

About the author

Hasan Namir is an Iraqi-Canadian author. He graduated from Simon Fraser University with a BA in English and received the Ying Chen Creative Writing Student Award. He is the author of God in Pink (2015), which won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Fiction and was chosen as one of the Top 100 Books of 2015 by The Globe and Mail. His work has also been in media across Canada. He is also the author of poetry book War/Torn (2019, Book*hug Press) which received the 2020 Barbara Gittings Honor Book Award from the Stonewall Book Awards, and children's book The Name I Call Myself (2020). Hasan lives in Vancouver with his husband and child.

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  • Nominated, 2020 Stonewall Book Award, Barbara Gittings Literature Award

Editorial Reviews

War/Torn is an essential read that addresses the limits of love, as it casts shadow, and also shines light on what it means to be torn between duty and desire.” —Plenitude Magazine

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