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?

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'Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband? is the spiritual heir to Bridget Jones'sDiary, while bringing something entirely fresh and modern to the table' Emily Henry, author of You and Me on Vacation

'Hilarious and heartfelt. Yinka is an unforgettable heroine' Sarah Morgan, author of The Christmas Escape

'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 joyful, pacy romp. Yinka's world is both hilarious and poignant' Irenosen Okojie MBE, author of Butterfly Fish

'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!' Lolá Ákínmádé Åkerström, 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

'Funny and unforgettable, with a loveable heroine and a cast of vibrant and entertaining supporting characters, Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband? isn't your average contemporary rom-com and it's all the better for it' Culturefly

'A sassy, spirited story'Kirkus Reviews

'Incredibly relatable' Marie Claire, Best Books of 2022

'A delightful romantic comedy that refuses to play by the genre's rules' PopSugar

'Loads of entertainment and a dollop of enlightenment' Publishers Weekly

'You'll fall in love with Yinka in this witty and heartwarming romantic comedy' Red

'A romcom 'where Cinderella is Black and no-one bats an eyelid' Irish Examiner

'One of the talked-about debut novels' The Sunday Times

'Lizzie Damilola Blackburn's uplifting debut weaves a hilarious and irresistibly witty narrative about love, family and self-acceptance' Waterstones, Fiction You need to Read in 2022

'More than a book about a woman looking for a man. It addresses themes such as female friendships, black beauty standards and religion. This is not a romance novel, unless the journey to self-love qualifies.' Daily Mail

Language English
ISBN-10 0241504600
ISBN-13 978-0241504604
No of pages 400
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Viking
Published Date 31 Mar 2022

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