The hardback and eBook versions on Mohsin Zaidi’s A Dutiful Boy are at one and two in some Amazon memoir categories since its release on the 20th August.
A Dutiful Boy tells the story of Mohsin Zaidi’s life from his religiously
conservative upbringing in a deprived area of East London to becoming a
barrister at one of the country’s best law firms, confronting and reconciling
his identity as a gay Muslim man along with the prejudice that it has provoked
in all areas of British society.
'A wonderful book. I really do think that everyone should read it.'-- Mark Haddon
'A remarkable memoir...an incredibly moving read. I had to put the book down several times to cry...it's a book that will save lives'. -- Sathnam Sanghera
'The best memoirs take the reader on two journeys: one journey is to a greater understanding of the author; the other is to a greater understanding of yourself and the society around you. A Dutiful Boy is one such book. It is the story of a young boy growing up in a devout Muslim family in east London who knew he was gay but who also knew such an admission was inconceivable in a religious culture where homosexuality was still taboo. This is the story of a family's love, a battle with shame and a long journey to acceptance. It is deeply moving and profoundly important and it made me cry... Thank you Mohsin, for having the courage to tell this story. -- Elizabeth Day