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A Dutiful Boy : A memoir of secrets, lies and family love

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Best Book of the Year: The Guardian, GQ, New Statesman

Winner of the Polari First Book Prize 2021 & the LAMBDA 2021 Literary Award for Best Gay Memoir/Biography

A Dutiful Boy is Mohsin’s personal journey from denial to acceptance: a revelatory memoir about the power of love, belonging, and living every part of your identity. Growing up in a devout Muslim household, it felt impossible for Mohsin to be gay. Unable to be open with his family, and with difficult conditions at school, he felt his opportunities closing around him.

Despite the odds, Mohsin’s perseverance led him to become the first person from his school to attend Oxford University, where new experiences and encounters helped him to discover who he truly wanted to be. Mohsin was confronted with the biggest decision he would ever make: to live the life that was expected of him or to live as his authentic self.

‘Genuinely inspiring… Beautifully written, dignified and ultimately redemptive, this challenging story abounds with light and love’ Attitude

Additional information

Format Paperback
Weight 206 g
Dimensions 196 × 129 × 22 mm
Book Author

ISBN 9781529112207

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