Adiba Jaigirdar and the Dingle Youth Theatre

Sat 18 Nov 11am - 12pm

Abida Jaigirdar Dingle Lit 2023

Sat 18 Nov

11am - 12pm


Adiba Jaigirdar is the author of The Henna Wars, Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating, and A Million to One. She is the award-winning, critically-acclaimed and bestselling author of The Henna Wars, Hani & Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating, A Million to One, and The Dos and Donuts of Love. A Bangladeshi/Irish writer and former teacher, she has an MA in Postcolonial Studies from the University of Kent, England and a BA in English and History from UCD, Ireland. She is the winner of the YA book prize 2022, the KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards 2021, and was a finalist for the 2022 Lambda Literary awards. All of her writing is aided by tea, and a healthy dose of Janelle Monáe and Hayley Kiyoko. When not writing, she is probably ranting about the ills of colonialism, playing video games, or expanding her overflowing lipstick collection. She can be found at or @adiba_j on Twitter and @dibs_j on Instagram.