Head Above Water

Reflections on Illness

Shahd Alshammari

Engaging and enriching understanding of illness and disability, written by an author who lives with Multiple Sclerosis and has experienced living with disability herself.
Publication date:
January 2022
Publisher :
Neem Tree Press
Language:
English
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Hardback
ISBN : 9781911107392

Dimensions : 203 X 127 mm
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£24.99
Paperback
ISBN : 9781911107408

Dimensions : 198 X 129 mm
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£10.99

Overview
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• Engaging and enriching understanding of illness and disability
• Author lives with Multiple Sclerosis and has experienced living with disability herself
• The book deals with relationships and discrimination in the context of disability
• Deals with topical issues like women's bodies, women's health issues, identities, family, friendships, cultural taboos; misogyny; Middle Eastern culture
• Provides a greater understanding of the Arab world and illness in the Middle East
• Emphasizes the importance of human connection and each of our personal stories
• The book is suitable for the Barbellion Prize dedicated to the furtherance of ill and disabled voices in writing

Head Above Water takes us into a space of intimate conversations on illness and society's stigmatization of disabled bodies. We are invited in to ask the big questions about life, loss, and the place of the other. The narrative builds a bridge that reminds us of our common humanity and weaves the threads that tie us all together. Through conversations about women's identities, bodies, and our journeys through life, we arrive at a politics of love, survival, and hope.