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My Sister, the Serial Killer
Oyinkan Braithwaite

My Sister, the Serial Killer

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A bombshell of a book... Sharp, explosive, hilarious' New York Times 'Doesn't disappoint... A classic love triangle, with the added twist of the knife' Guardian 'Glittering and funny... A stiletto slipped between the ribs and through the left ventricle of the heart' Financial Times When Korede's dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what's expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. This'll be the third boyfriend Ayoola's dispatched in, quote, self-defence and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede to clear away. She should probably go to the police for the good of the menfolk of Nigeria, but she loves her sister and, as they say, family always comes first. Until, that is, Ayoola starts dating the doctor where Korede works as a nurse. Korede's long been in love with him, and isn't prepared to see him wind up with a knife in his back: but to save one would mean sacrificing the other...
AUTHOR BIO
Oyinkan Braithwaite is a graduate of Creative Writing and Law from Kingston University. Following her degree, she worked as an assistant editor at Kachifo and has been freelancing as a writer and editor since. She has had short stories published in anthologies and has also self published work. In 2014, she was shortlisted as a top ten spoken word artist in the Eko Poetry Slam. www.oyinkanbraithwaite.com

BOOK DETAILS

EDITION
03.10.2019
TYPE
Paperback
ISBN
9781786495983
LANGUAGE
English
PAGES
226
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Reviewed by Merle
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"Ayoola has her knife on her, since she carries it the way other women carry tampons." The plot of My Sister, the Serial Killer is exactly what you think it is: Korede's younger sister Ayoola has killed three of her boyfriends in - quoting Ayoola - "self defense". Korede, being the best older sister she is, always helps Ayoola clean the mess and get rid of the body. She is annoyed at her sister, but believes that she acted out of the need to protect herself. Everything is fine until Ayoola lays eyes on Tade, who is working as a doctor in the same hospital as Korede works at as a nurse. She fears that Tade will suffer the same fade as Ayoola's other boyfriends and tries to intervene... This book is a dark and funny novel about relationship and sisterhood; mixing present day with childhood memories. The chapters were sometimes short, but always on point. Korede's thoughts are utterly bright and funny; and were the best part of the book for me. Another part I liked about the book is the setting: it's set in Nigera, a country I knew of but knew little about. Through Korede and Ayoola, I got some climpses into the Nigerian law system and family life. I truly recommend this book if you are looking for something raw, something that makes you question morals and responsibilites in the family.
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