Books & Spoken Word

Novel Writers: Oyinkan Braithwaite

Date: Tuesday, Oct 8
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Spike Island
Price: £5/£3

Oyinkan Braithwaite reads from and introduces her award-winning debut novel, My Sister, the Serial Killer.

“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…”

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.

Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019
Winner of the LA Times Award for Best Crime Thriller, 2019

‘A literary sensation’
Guardian

‘A bombshell of a book… Sharp, explosive, hilarious’
New York Times

‘Glittering and funny… A stiletto slipped between the ribs and through the left ventricle of the heart’ Financial Times

 

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