An Arab Melancholia
An autobiographical portrait of a gay Arab man, living between cultures, seeking an identity through love and writing.
I had to rediscover who I was. And that's why I left the apartment.... And there I was, right in the heart of the Arab world, a world that never tired of making the same mistakes over and over.... I had no more leniency when it came to the Arab world... None for the Arabs and none for myself. I suddenly saw things with merciless lucidity....
-- An Arab Melancholia