Azima ila Hayati - an invitation in to my life: narrative conversations about sexual identity

Sekneh Hammoud-Beckett

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    Abstract

    This paper describes a therapeutic conversation with a young gay Muslim man and his brother which was shaped by the definitional ceremony metaphor. Through deconstructing 'games of truth' in relation to attitudes to homosexuality and the process of 'coming out', space was created for this young man and his brother to realign their relationship. In the midst of the current hostile climate affecting all Arab Muslim families, this paper describes the story of two brothers and their concept of loyalty.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)29-39
    Number of pages11
    JournalThe International journal of narrative therapy and community work
    Volume2007
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Keywords

    • Narrative therapy
    • Muslim youth--Sexual behavior
    • Gays--Family relationships
    • Lesbians--Identity
    • Gender identity
    • Homosexuality--Psychological aspects

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