My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Title: My Sister, The Serial Killer

Author: Oyinkan Braithwaite

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

Number of Pages: 240

Publication Year: November 20, 2018

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780525564201

Available at: Amazon Stores, Random House

Short Description: Korede’s sister Ayoola is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola’s third boyfriend in a row is dead, stabbed through the heart with Ayoola’s knife. Korede’s practicality is the sisters’ saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood (bleach, bleach, and more bleach), the best way to move a body (wrap it in sheets like a mummy), and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures to Instagram when she should be mourning her “missing” boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit.

Korede has long been in love with a kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where she works. She dreams of the day when he will realize that she’s exactly what he needs. But when he asks Korede for Ayoola’s phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and how far she’s willing to go to protect her.

Category: Women’s fiction, Young Adult, Satire

 

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An Abundance of Scorpions by Hadiza Isma El-Rufai

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Title: An Abundance of Scorpions

Author: Hadiza Isma El-Rufai

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5 x 8

Number of Pages: 410

Publication Year: November 20, 2017

Publisher: Quida Books

ISBN: 9780998986302

Available at: Amazon.com, Ingram & Local Bookstores

Short Description: Following a horrific tragedy, Tambaya leaves Kano for Accra to live with her brother, Aminu. Sadly, her dream of a new beginning is dashed when she can no longer endure the indignity she suffers at the hands of her brother’s new wife.

Tambaya returns to northern Nigeria and soon finds work as a matron in an orphanage, under the watchful eye of the ruthless Miss Scholastica. Just when she begins to settle into her new life, an unexpected visit threatens to destroy everything she has worked so hard to build. Tambaya faces moral dilemmas on all sides, but she must stop her life from unravelling once again.

Vulnerable, and surrounded by malice, corruption and greed, Tambaya struggles to shape her destiny. An Abundance of Scorpions charts one woman’s journey through grief and uncertainty to a road that leads to self-discovery, redemption and love. 

Category: Women’s fiction, Literary fiction

 

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The Fragrance of Roses by Kike Ojo

Title: The Land That Shivers

Author: Kike Ojo

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8

Number of Pages: 295

Publication Year: October 25, 2018

Publisher: Olympia Publishers

ISBN: 978-1-78830-121-3

Available at: Amazon, Olympia Publishers, Waterstones.

Short Description: Temi is a bright young girl who knows that hard work is the only way she can succeed and achieve anything independent of the strong patriarchal culture she is born into. Nigeria in the 1960s is developing fast but tradition and family is still the driving force behind life.

Temi has ideas about what she wants to do with her life and is aware that she needs to successfully navigate the many hazards and issues which can befall a young woman before she can realise her goals (many of which she witnesses her friends and acquaintances succumb to).

As she grows into an independent young woman, Temi always tries to keep the balance between what’s expected of her and what she wants. She always hoped she would fall in love, but can she reconcile the two to get the happy ending she has always dreamt of?

Category: Women Fiction, Young Adult

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