This week I’m reading: A Dutiful Boy by Mohsin Zaidi

A Dutiful Boy by Mohsin Zaidi is everything it promises to be; a memoir of secrets, lies and family love written in such an honest, open, captivating and truly moving way.

An extract:

I had gone through the magical wardrobe into Narnia. Into a land filled with experiences I’d never known before and couldn’t begin to understand when I had first arrived. It was not just a degree, but a key to a privileged world I could now live in. Oxford taught me I was not white but also gave me an education in whiteness. It told me I was raised poor but left me richer. And it made me face the reality that I was gay while giving me the space and freedom of mind to accept it.

Zaidi’s memoir is a book about many things: it is a journey through Oxford’s privileged university system; a journey that tests religious beliefs; a journey through family traditions; a journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance; a journey to becoming his true self.

Here’s the blurb on the back:

Read another extract via Bustle.

I can’t recommend this book enough; get your hands on a copy as soon as you can.

Related reading: Life as a Unicorn by Amrou Al-Khadi

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