The Henna Wars (Hardback)
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The Henna Wars (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages
Published: 01/06/2020
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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 family. And her life only gets harder once a childhood friend walks back into her life. Flavia is beautiful and charismatic and Nishat falls for her instantly. But when a school competition invites students to create their own businesses, both Flavia and Nishat choose to do henna, even though Flavia is appropriating Nishat's culture. Amidst sabotage and school stress, their lives get more tangled - but Nishat can't quite get rid of her crush on Flavia, and realises there might be more to her than she realised.

Publisher: Page Street Publishing Co.
ISBN: 9781624149689
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 531 g
Dimensions: 151 x 220 x 36 mm

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“Such an enjoyable read!”

When Nishat comes out to her parents, it doesn't go quite as well as she'd hoped. It could have gone worse - no one yelled, or threatened to kick her out, but... they just barely reacted. Acting like if they... More

Paperback edition
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“100% worth the hype”

TW: forced outing, racism, Islamophobia, homophobia, bullying

The Henna Wars was just a beautiful, soft and warm-hearted sapphic contemporary that delves into cultural appropriation, identity and sisterhood.... More

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“I wish I had this book growing up!”

Thank you Netgalley and Hachette Children's Group for the arc.

Wow. This novel was breathtaking. A sapphic novel we all need to read! I adored the enemies-to-lovers trope and loved the school setting. I wish I... More

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