In celebration of LGBT+ History Month, the Faculty of Law is excited to welcome alumnus Mohsin Zaidi to talk about his recently published memoir, A Dutiful Boy: A Memoir of a Gay Muslim’s Journey to Acceptance.
The evening will host a conversation between Mohsin and Nicholas Bamforth, Associate Dean for Equality and Diversity. Together, they will explore Mohsin's journey and the many themes that spring out of it.
About the book: A Dutiful Boy is a coming of age memoir about Mohsin, a Muslim boy growing up in a poor part of London in a strict religious household who has to come to terms with the fact that he is gay. He becomes the first person from his school to go to Oxford University and then goes on to become a criminal barrister. In young adulthood, Mohsin fights for a place in his family and ultimately finds it. At its heart, the story is one of family love, with parents overcoming the religious and cultural barriers that stand between them and their son. As well as faith and sexuality, the book addresses issues of race and class in a subtle but sophisticated manner.