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Adiba Jaigirdar

Past/Present/Pride

In the fourth episode of Past/Present/Pride, Dr Paul D’Alton speaks to Young Adult writer Adiba Jaigirdar. Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Adiba Jaigirdar has been living in Dublin from the age of ten. She has a BA in English and History from University College Dublin and an MA in Postcolonial Studies from the University of Kent. She is the author of The Henna Wars, which was named a best book of the year by Kirkus, and was a semi-finalist for Best Young Adult Fiction in the Goodreads Choice Awards. Her sophomore novel, Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating was released earlier this year.

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