An ongoing series in partnership with Faith Adiele.
The first book we will read is My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite.
How to participate: Get a copy of the book (you can purchase it in person at MoAD or from our online MoAD Bookstore, read it in advance of the meeting, and then discuss the book with a group of people interested in reading African literature here on November 7th at 6:30 PM.
Please feel free to bring refreshments for yourself.
NOMINATED FOR THE 2019 BOOKER PRIZEWINNER OF THE LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR MYSTERY/THRILLERFINALIST FOR THE 2019 WOMEN’S PRIZE
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.
The next meeting will be Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 6:30-8:30pm