Samar Habib

Samar Habib

Samar Habib

Samar Habib received her doctorate from the University of Sydney, Australia, in the areas of cultural, sexuality and literary studies. Her monograph Female Homosexuality in the Middle East: Histories and Representations was recently published by Routledge. Along with academic articles and translations published previously in the online academic periodical EnterText Habib has published a number of creative works and poetry including the novel A Tree Like Rain (2005).

Five poems, by Samar Habib

Waiting at customs, thank fuck we’re here.
By contrast the transit lounge in Beirut
is full of assholes who love to fuck
with a Palestinian refugee and his brown passport,
even when he’s leaving their country
doing just what they want.

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