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Adiba Jaigirdar

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Adiba Jaigirdar was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and has been living in Dublin, Ireland from the age of ten. She has a BA in English and History, and an MA in Postcolonial Studies. She is a contributor for Bookriot. All of her writing is aided by tea, and a healthy dose of Janelle Monáe and Hayley Kiyoko. When not writing, she can be found ranting about the ills of colonialism, playing video games, and expanding her overflowing lipstick collection.

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Adiba Jaigirdar Thank you for this question! As a queer Bangladeshi, I am really happy to see fellow queer Bangladeshis excited for this book!

I initially simply want…more
Thank you for this question! As a queer Bangladeshi, I am really happy to see fellow queer Bangladeshis excited for this book!

I initially simply wanted to write a novel about two girls with competing henna businesses, but the more ideas I had, the more I delved into the characters and story, the more I thought about what it meant to be the people that we are. To be queer, Bangladeshi, Muslim. Or in the case of Flávia, the love interest, to be Brazilian, biracial, Irish, bisexual. And how our identities inform our lives - even when we're in the middle of a romcom. (less)
Adiba Jaigirdar Thank you so much! The story has similarities to some of my own experiences, but that's about it. I share marginalisations with the MC so the story it…moreThank you so much! The story has similarities to some of my own experiences, but that's about it. I share marginalisations with the MC so the story it is close to my own heart.

I think that if you read Priti and Nishat's relationship in that way that is very valid. Personally, for me, I think siblings always have rocky moments in their relationships. Sibling relationships are strange because they are often both your family and your friend, especially when you're sisters so close in age like Priti and Nishat. So I don't think they feel as if they're competing against each other, or letting out their frustrations of bridging two worlds with each other. Ultimately, I think Priti has difficulty understanding much of what Nishat is experiencing because for much of her life she and Nishat have shared all of the same things. But in this one thing - sexuality - Nishat is experiencing something wholly different, and going through difficulties. That can be very very jarring for a sibling to experience, when you've shared so much of yourselves and your life with each other to suddenly be confronted with something that you can't experience, understand...or even help your sibling get through. So I think that is part of where the rockiness of their relationship derives from! (less)
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My sophomore novel, Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating, comes out in just a few weeks. And if there’s one thing I can truthfully say, it’s that I...am not excited about its release.

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This book arrived at my house yesterday and I sat down and read the whole thing in two sittings! This is honestly such a delight of a book in so many ways.

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“I've never really thought about having a type. I guess my type is....beautiful girl. Which is a lot of them. Most of them? Pretty much all girls.”
Adiba Jaigirdar, The Henna Wars

“She’s inching forward.
Is there a heterosexual explanation for why she’s inching forward?”
Adiba Jaigirdar, The Henna Wars

“What I want more than anything else in the world is to feel like being myself isn't something that should be hidden and a secret. What I want is for my parents to be outraged that someone betrayed me, not ashamed of my identity.”
Adiba Jaigirdar, The Henna Wars

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