Yinka, Where is Your Huzband?
Lizzie Damilola Blackburn
‘Warm and fun and sweet’ Marian Keyes, author of Grown Ups
‘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
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?
MARIE CLAIRE ‘BEST BOOKS OF 2022’ AND FEBRUARY PICK FOR MALALA’S LITERATI BOOKCLUB
‘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 Night on the Island
‘A joyful, pacy romp. Yinka’s world is both hilarious and poignant’ Irenosen Okojie MBE, author of Butterfly Fish
‘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!’ Lola Akinmade Akerstroem, author of In Every Mirror She’s Black
‘Funny, charming, warm. A book that will make your heart smile’ Milly Johnson, author of My One True North
‘A gorgeous, easy read, but with real depth to its punchy chapters. Extraordinary’ Lizzy Dent, author of The Summer Job
‘Incredibly relatable’ Marie Claire, Best Books of 2022
Warm and fun and sweet, great on female friendships and extended families -- Marian Keyes Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? was a total joy to read - it's hilarious, insightful and so uplifting. Yinka is the most lovable character I've come across in a long time - I was cheering her on for every step of her journey -- Beth O'Leary Such a warm, funny and relatable book -- Jendella Benson Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband? is the spiritual heir to Bridget Jones's Diary, while bringing something entirely fresh and modern to the table. Blackburn kept me cringing, laughing, and tearing up from start to finish with her incredible cast of quirky, lovable characters and especially her almost painfully relatable heroine, Yinka. This is a truly special debut' -- Emily Henry Beautifully observed, warm and deeply human, Yinka is a meditation on family and friendship, on love and self-love. Feel-good, funny and clever, it's got smash-hit written all over it! -- Josie Silver Hilarious and heartfelt. Yinka is an unforgettable heroine -- Sarah Morgan 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 A joyful, pacy romp. Yinka's world is both hilarious and poignant -- Irenosen Okojie 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 Lizzie Blackburn writes with a witty tenderness and absorbing fluidity that brings Yinka, the most loveable character you'll meet, to rich life! I cheered for her, cringed for her, and rooted for her all the way. A fabulously fresh debut guaranteed to warm your heart. Loved it! -- Lola Akinmade Akerstroem
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