Umbilical Cord (Paperback)

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Dear Child,
Once upon a time,
Your dads wanted to have a baby.
It was a life-long dream of ours.
We were always hopeful.

Lambda Literary and Stonewall Book Award-winner Hasan Namir shares a joyful collection about parenting, fatherhood and hope. These warm free-verse poems document the journey that he and his husband took to have a child. Between love letters to their young son, Namir shares insight into his love story with his husband, the complexities of the IVF surrogacy process and the first year as a family of three. Umbilical Cord is a heartfelt book for parents or would be parents, with a universal message of hope.

About the Author

HASAN NAMIR is an Iraqi-Canadian author. He graduated from Simon Fraser University with a BA in English and received the Ying Chen Creative Writing Student Award. He is the author of the poetry books Umbilical Cord and War/Torn, which received the 2020 Barbara Gittings Honor Book Award from the Stonewall Book Awards. He is also the author of God in Pink, which won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Fiction and was chosen as one of the Top 100 Books of 2015 by The Globe and Mail, and two children’s books. Hasan lives in Vancouver with his husband and child.

Praise For…

"This collection is a heartfelt tribute to love in its many forms. It reflects the author's courage, even in the face of death threats and insults, in celebrating his loving, chosen family. And that courage must flourish in a world that is still far from accepting same-sex marriages like Hasan and Tarn's." —Vancouver Sun

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781771667180
ISBN-10: 1771667184
Publisher: Book*hug Press
Publication Date: September 14th, 2021
Pages: 148
Language: English