A coming of age memoir about growing up queer in a strict Muslim household. Like Educated with a modern British context.
Mohsin grew up in a deprived pocket of east London; his family was close-knit but very religiously conservative. From a young age, Mohsin felt different but in a home where being gay was inconceivable. Outside of home Mohsin went to a failing inner-city school where gang violence was a fact of life.
As he grew up life didn’t seem to offer teenage Mohsin any choices: he was disenfranchised as a poor, brown boy, and he was isolated from his family as a closet gay Muslim.
However Mohsin had incredible drive and he used education as a way out of his home life and to throw himself into a new kind of life. He became the first person from his school to go to Oxford University and there he found the freedom to come out to his friends.
A Dutiful Boy
A Dutiful Boy : A memoir of secrets, lies and family love | Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 10 Jun 2021
Genre: Memoir - Non-Fiction
Dimensions: 129 x 196 x 22 (mm)