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When Dimple Met Rishi meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this rom com about two teen girls with rival henna businesses.
When Nishat comes out to her parents, they say she can be anyone she wants—as long as she isn’t herself. Because Muslim girls aren’t lesbians. Nishat doesn’t want to hide who she is, but she also doesn’t want to lose her relationship with her
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: May 12th 2020 by Page Street
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Adiba Jaigirdar
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
As the writer of this book, I think it's pretty great!
ellie
Mar 14, 2019 marked it as to-read
oh..my...god? a story featuring two brown girls falling in love? not to be dramatic, but this is everything i've ever wanted.
Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
I had the privilege of reading this book a few months ago and it's honestly one of those stories that is life changing and healing. The story is about Nishat, a gay bengali student who enters a business competition at school, selling henna designs. The story is filled with so much unapologetic bengali pride, a beautiful (and hilarious) sibling relationship reminicent of kitty and lj from TATBILB and an amazing romance starring probably what I'd call my OTP. If it wasn't obvious... You NEED this ...more
Fanna
Sep 01, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2020-releases
November 12, 2019cover reveal: every time i see POC on the book covers, i go head over heels with all the heart eyes.but this is just too cute with the wavy and curly hair, henna on the hands, nose ring, freckles.

|| henna, henna, henna
|| f/f romance
|| brown girls, brown girls, brown girls
Francesca Flores
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read this book a few months ago and it was brilliant. I'm a relatively slow reader who usually takes about 4-6 days to read a book. I rarely ever read anything in 1-3 days, but I binge-read this. It's so sweet and funny and touching and also realistic and perfect?! I loved reading the story of these girls and can't wait to re-read it once it's on shelves and touching readers' lives.
Sahil Javed
Nov 13, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: contemporary, lgbtq
give me brown girls and boys falling in love with the same sex. give me all of that gay stuff.
Natasha
Why did no one tell me the cover and summary for this were released? I'm so damn excited to read this.
Abi (The Knights Who Say Book)
a wlw romcom rivals-to-romance compared to Simon vs the Homosexual Agenda???? i know this book wasn't specifically tailored to me BUT if it had been, it would still sound exactly like this
Aleema
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this so much!! Got the chance to read it before release and I can't wait for it to be out so everyone can read it too! Nishat is so precious and the story was so well done, THE NUANCE!!

All the stars!!
Laura
Oct 28, 2019 marked it as not-yet-released  ·  review of another edition
October 28, 2019: Uhhhh, I know it says cover not final but I am in LOVE with the cover and hope final cover looks like that!!!
Flavia
Nov 13, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
ok so this cover is absolutely stunning and ONE OF THE CHARACTERS HAS MY NAME.
That DOES NOT HAPPEN OFTEN!!!

ALSO IT'S QUEER!!!!!

I'M SO EXCITED
Maria Rutkowska
Can May 12th come sooner? I need this in my life
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Adiba Jaigirdar is a Bangladeshi/Irish writer and teacher. She lives in Dublin, Ireland. She has an MA in Postcolonial Studies from the University of Kent, England and a BA in English and History from UCD, Ireland.

All her work is aided by copious amounts of (kettle-made) tea and a whole lot of Hayley Kiyoko and Janelle Monáe.

Her debut novel THE HENNA WARS will be published
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