Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband? by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn
THE MOST HOTLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT OF 2022 WITH A HEROINE TO FALL IN LOVE WITH 'Warm and fun and sweet, great on female friendships and extended families' Marian Keyes, author of Grown Ups'A total joy to read - it's hilarious, insightful and so uplifting' Beth O'Leary, author of The Road Trip'Such a warm, funny and relatable book' Jendella Benson, author of Hope and Glory ----- The Nigerian accent Dictionary Huzband (pronounced auz-band) noun 1. A male partner in a marriage E.g. Yinka's younger sister, Kemi, is married to Uche 2.
A non-existent man in a non-existent marriage whose whereabouts is often questioned, usually by Nigerian mums and aunties to single British Nigerian women E.g. So, Yinka. Tell me.
Where is your huzband? Ah, ah. You're thirty-one now! Yinka wants to find love. Her mum wants to find it for her.
She also has too many aunties who frequently pray for her delivery from singledom, a preference for chicken and chips over traditional Nigerian food, and a bum she's sure is far too small as a result. Oh, and the fact that she's a thirty-one-year-old South-Londoner who doesn't believe in sex before marriage is a bit of an obstacle too... When her cousin gets engaged, Yinka commences 'Operation Find A Date for Rachel's Wedding'.
Armed with a totally flawless, incredibly specific plan, will Yinka find herself a huzband? What if the thing she really needs to find is herself? ----- *PRE-ORDER NOW!*-----'Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband? is the spiritual heir to Bridget Jones's Diary, while bringing something entirely fresh and modern to the table' Emily Henry, author of You and Me on Vacation'Beautifully observed, warm and deeply human, Yinka is a meditation on family and friendship, on love and self-love' Josie Silver, author of One Day in December'A warm, witty and joyful novel bursting with charm and unforgettable characters, YINKA is a story about friendship, family, romance, and the most important quest of all--loving and accepting yourself' Lauren Ho, author of Last Tang Standing'A beautiful, big hearted story about friendship, family, and love' Emiko Jean, author of Tokyo Ever After'Glorious debut! Read it over two nights and loved it!' Nikki May, author of Wahala 'Lizzie Blackburn writes with a witty tenderness and absorbing fluidity that brings Yinka, the most loveable character you'll meet, to rich life!' L?la Akinmade Akerstroem, author of In Every Mirror She's Black'Smart, sophisticated, and fresh this is the 'girl gets herself' type of story I love to read!' Jayne Allen, author of Black Girls Must Be Magic'Funny, charming, warm. A book that will make your heart smile. A cute and charming tale about family, love and the importance of accepting yourself' Milly Johnson, author of My One True North'I giggled out loud so many times my partner asked me to finish the book upstairs (!).
A gorgeous, easy read, but with real depth to its punchy chapters. Extraordinary' Lizzy Dent, author of The Summer Job