My Sister, The Serial Killer

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    Oyinkan Braithwaite’s fiendishly wicked comic novel about how blood is thicker – and more difficult to get out of the carpet – than water.

    When Korede’s dinner is interrupted by a distress call from Ayoola, she knows what’s expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. This’ll be the third boyfriend her lethal little sister has dispatched in ‘self-defence’ – and the third mess she’s left Korede to clear away. She should probably go to the police before Nigeria runs of men but, as they say, family comes first. Until, that is, Ayoola starts dating a doctor in the hospital where Korede works.

    “My Sister, The Serial Killer is a riveting story with a handful of well-timed twists, mixed with laugh-out-loud observations about family, co-workers, and corrupt cops. Braithwaite doesn’t mock the murders as comic fodder, and that’s just one of the unexpected pleasures of her quirky novel. What could have been a series of grisly murders and dead-boyfriend punch lines is instead a clever, affecting examination of siblings bound by a secret with a body count.”  –  Renee Graham, The Boston Globe

    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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