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A Tale of Two Omars: A Memoir of Family, Revolution, and Coming Out During the Arab Spring

Author: Omar Jr. Sharif  

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The grandson of Omar Sharif shares his personal story and the lessons he inherited from his family that have helped to bring him strength and prepared him to be an international leader in the fight for LGBTQ equality. The grandson of Hollywood royalty on his father's side and Holocaust survivors on his mother's, Omar Sharif Jr. learned early on how to move between worlds, from the Montreal suburbs to the glamorous orbit of his grandparents's Cairo. His famous name always protected him wherever he went. When in the wake of the Arab Spring he made the difficult decision to come out in the pages of The Advocate , he knew his life would forever change. What he didn't expect was the backlash that followed. From bullying, to illness, to attempted suicide, to becoming a victim of sex trafficking, to death threats by the thousands, to revolution and to be never being able to return to a country he once called home, Omar Sharif Jr. has overcome more challenges than one might imagine. Drawing on the lessons he learned from both sides of his family, A Tale of Two Omars charts the course of an iconoclastic life, revealing in the process the struggles and successes that attend a public journey of self-acceptance and a life dedicated in service to others.

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Critic Reviews

“" A Tale of Two Omars is a story of freedom. It's about taking all your challenges and privileges, owning them and using them to live a life in charge." --Diane von Furstenberg "Omar Sharif Jr.'s book cannot come at a better time for humanity and the world. Glamourous, engrossing, and challenging, his edict for a better world is evident in every page." --Irena Medavoy, actress, philanthropist, and entrepreneur "In A Tale of Two Omars, Omar Sharif Jr. puts his heart on the page, gifting us with a powerful and essential memoir of self-discovery. Brimming with beautiful remembrances of his grandfather and terrifying stories of abuse and homophobia, this is an essential book that shines a much-needed light on the intersection of Arab and queer identity." --Abdi Nazemian, Lambda Award winning author of Stonewall Honor book Like a Love Story”

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About the Author

Omar Sharif Jr. is an Egyptian-Canadian actor and model who currently lives in the United States. He is the grandson of Omar Sharif, the actor. He is widely considered to be the first openly gay person in the Arab world.

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Product Details

Publisher
Counterpoint
Published
5th October 2021
Pages
224
ISBN
9781640094987
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