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Acha Bacha

Acha Bacha

By Bilal Baig
Introduction by Kama La Mackerel
Subjects: Family Life, Ontario Playwrights, 2SLGBT / Queer Theatre, Trans Playwrights
Duration: 80 hours
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780369100900, 104 pages, August 2020
Ebook (PDF) : 9780369100917, 250 pages, August 2020
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780369100924, 250 pages, August 2020


  • Short-listed, Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ2S+ Emerging Writers 2022


For years, Zaya has delicately balanced his relationship with his Muslim faith and queer identity by keeping his genderqueer lover and manipulative mother apart. But when his mother ends up in the hospital on the same day his partner is leaving for pilgrimage, Zaya’s worlds come crashing in on each other, opening a space for traumatic memories to resurface.

Acha Bacha boldly explores the intersections between queerness, gender identity and Islamic culture in the Pakistani diaspora. It’s about the way we love, the way we are loved and what it takes to truly accept love.