Saleem Haddad is the author of Guapa, the director of Marco and a 2nd time guest on The Fire These Times. Patreon supporters got early access to this.
What constitutes queer literature?; Muhammad Abdelnabi; Ocean Vuong; James Baldwin; The Personal is Political; Pedro Lemebel; Israeli pinkwashing; criticizing the so-called ‘gay international’ by Joseph Massad; how ‘anti-imperialism’ and ‘post-colonialism’ is used by authoritarian groups and regimes including Hezbollah and Assad; Queerness in revolutionary settings (in the Arab-majority world); Revolutionary feminism; LGBTQ liberation and the Syrian revolution; being sensitive to authoritarian logic; queerness as a changing and developing identity; understanding social constructs;
- In the spider’s room: a novel by Muhammad Abdelnabi
- On earth we’re briefly gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
- Go tell it on the mountain by James Baldwin
- Manifesto (I speak for my difference) by Pedro Lemebel
- Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
- Cleanness by Garth Greenwell
- The appointment by Katharina Volckmer
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