My Sister, the Serial Killer: Longlisted for the Women's Prize 2019

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Atlantic Books, Jan 3, 2019 - Fiction

Longlisted for the Women's Prize, 2019

'A literary sensation'

'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

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...


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"It takes a whole lot longer to dispose of a body than to dispose of a soul....." Korede Korede's sister Ayoola has a man problem. Korede is dedicated to her younger sister so she helps her out with ... Read full review

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Don't waste your time with this one. I'm glad that it was a short book, so I didn't have much time invested. The book goes nowhere, and makes absolutely no sense, and the ending resolves nothing. In fact the whole book made me wonder why bother to write such a book. Read full review

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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.

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