Hasan Namir

Hasan Namir was born in Iraq in 1987. He has lived in Canada most of his life and is currently residing in Vancouver. He holds a B.A. in English from Simon Fraser University.
God in Pink book cover

Fiction

God in Pink

Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2015.
PS8627 .A536 G64 2015

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

The debut book by Hasan Namir is a revelatory novel about being queer and Muslim, set in war-torn Iraq in 2003. Ramy is a closeted university student whose parents have died, and who lives under the close scrutiny of his strict brother and sister-in-law. They exert pressure on him to find a wife, leaving him anguished and struggling to find a balance between his sexuality, religion, and culture. Desperate for counsel, he seeks the advice of Ammar, a sheikh at a local mosque, whose tolerance is challenged by the contradictions between Ramy’s dilemma and the teachings of the Qur’an, leading him to question his own belief system.

Awards and Honours

2016 Lambda Literary Award–Gay Fiction (Winner)

Poetry

War / Torn

Toronto: Book*hug, 2019.
PS8627 .A536 W37 2019

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

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.

Links

Publisher Arsenal Pulp Press

Publisher Book*hug

Hasan Namir Facebook page