On a very special episode of the BBC Africa Book Club show, host, Princess Irede Abumere talks to the author of the chosen novel for the episode, Oyinkan Braithwaite’sMy Sister, The Serial Killer. On this episode, Irede and Oyinkan discuss the writers work.
Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, The Serial Killer is the young author’s debut novel and has been described as ” A short, darkly funny, hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends.”
Watch Oyinkan Braithwaite’s, My Sister, The Serial Killer Discussed OnThe BBC Africa Book Club Episode Here.
Read Oyinkan Braithwaite’s, My Sister, The Serial Killer synopsis:
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. That’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.