Full Book Title: The Love That Dare Not speak Its Name: Short Stories
Author Name: Fiza Pathan
Book Synopsis: The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name by Fiza Pathan is a collection of twenty-one original short stories, each centered on some aspect of the social, cultural, psychological, and emotional issues facing the LGBTQIA community in the world today. False prejudice has blighted much of society's sensitivity to what is necessarily a human rights issue. Ignorance has compounded it. What if you, as a parent or a family member, are faced with this "coming out" issue? Are you aware what each term in the acronym LGBTQIA really means? Are you aware of the emotional and psychological damage you do to a loved one when you fail to understand, and/or reject, their perspective of love, sex, and acceptance? Understanding the implications of the above, the author after months of research has crafted these stories based on actual conditions existing in different countries of the world. You will meet Rocky in "(A)sexual Story," the psychiatrist Dr. Timothy in "Fix It," and Jasmine and Randy in "Human Work of Art." You will learn about DSD--Dysfunction Sexual Disorder--in "Isher" and why Bangkok is called the "Kathoey Paradise." You will shudder at the public repression of gays by ISIS in Raqqa, and learn about the dichotomy that exists in Iran. You will revel at the miracle you witness in "Topanga," cry for Sameera in "The Girls' Bathroom," and be educated by "The Gay Truth." And in all these stories and many more, you will learn that every human being suffers like you do and rejoices as you do, and deserves the right to choose how he or she should live their life, however different we perceive them to be.
Author Bio: Fiza Pathan has a bachelor s degree in arts from the University of Mumbai, where she majored in history and sociology with a first class. She also has a bachelor s degree in education, again with a first class, her special subjects being English and history. Fiza has written eleven award-winning books and a short story, Flesh of Flesh, which reflect her interest in furthering the cause of education and in championing social issues. In over sixty literary competitions, she has placed either as winner or finalist, chief among them being: Readers Favorite Book Awards; Reader Views Literary Awards; Eric Hoffer Book Award; Foreword Reviews Indie Fab Book Awards; Mom s Choice Awards; Literary Classics Book Awards; and Dan Poynters Global Ebook Awards.
Publisher Name: Fiza Pathan Publishing OPC Private Limited