Stories/comics that are written by, inspired, or/and focused on Muslims

  1. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
    Residents of a worn-down Iranian city encounter a skateboarding vampire (Sheila Vand) who preys on men who disrespect women.
    Wiki | Website | Trailer
  2. Zahra’s Paradise
    Set in the aftermath of Iran’s fraudulent elections of 2009, Zahra’s Paradise is the fictional story of the search for Mehdi, a young protestor who has vanished into an extrajudicial twilight zone. What’s keeping his memory from being obliterated is not the law. It is the grit and guts of his mother, who refuses to surrender her son to fate, and the tenacity of his brother, a blogger, who fuses tradition and technology to explore and explode the void in which Mehdi has vanished.
    Wiki | US Macmillian
  3. Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi
    A graphic autobiography by Marjane Satrapi depicting her childhood up to her early adult years in Iran during and after the Islamic revolution.
    Wiki | Movie Trailer | Book Depository
  4. Palestine, Joe Sacco
    Author’s experiences in the Gaza Strip.
    Wiki | Fantagraphics
  5. The Breadwinner
    Eleven-year-old Parvana pretends she is a boy in order to earn money for her family while her father is in prison.
    Cartoon Saloon | The original novel
  6. The Thief and the Cobbler
    Wiki | The Recobbled Cut (the full movie on youtube)
  7. The Prophet, Khalil Gibran
    Wiki | Read
  8. Puu, Akshay B. Varaham
    “Puu” (“Flower”) is a webcomic set in India about two gay roommates. 
    Webcomic | Twitter
  9. Galanthus, Ashanti Fortson
    A queer space fantasy comic about Farah, a kind and idealistic human girl who is hired as a tech assistant on a smuggling ship after she accidentally stows away on it. As the fabric of the universe is beginning to unravel, the ship’s crew is sent to retrieve an ancient and unimaginably powerful artifact, and they aren’t the only ones who want it. Along the way, Farah must decide – is the future worth fighting for?
    Webcomic | Website
  10. Miss Marvel
  11. Bilal
    Over 1,000 years ago, a boy with dreams of being a great warrior and his sister are abducted and taken to a far away land. Growing up in a world of greed and injustice, he finds the courage to make a change.
    Wiki | Trailer
  12. Osmanlı’da Derin Devlet
    Rei’s note: This is a Turkish historical drama I watch, about a conspiracy involving the palace and a secret society during the Tulip Era. It’s not translated into English, but I enjoyed it a lot for how well-done the costume design and settings are. (I can watch it in Turkish because I grew up watching lots of TV without understanding the language)
    Youtube – Part 1
  13. Fatih
    Rei’s note: Yet another Turkish historical drama. I haven’t watched this yet, but it’s the same level as the above.
    Youtube – Part 1
  14. Masterlist of Literature Written By and Including Queer Muslims

If I miss anyone (I’m only typing up what I remember atm), or if you have any recommendations, let me know!


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