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Thu, 02/03/2022 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Cover - Yinka, Where is Your Huzband?
British-Nigerian writer Lizzie Damilola Blackburn introduces her debut novel about a professionally and personally accomplished young woman whose many "aunties" constantly ask her "Yinka, Where is Your Husband?"

   Yinka Oladeji is 30-something, Oxford-educated, and up for a promotion at her impressive bank job.   She has a supportive network of friends and family who love her dearly, but her personal and professional success doesn’t stop her many "aunties" from constantly asking why she's not married...or, at least, engaged!

In this entertaining but thought-provoking novel, Blackburn grapples with timely issues such as society’s standards of beauty, colorism, religion and faith, cultural expectations, and the pressure to settle down. The result is a wry, acerbic, hilarious novel that brilliantly subverts the traditional romantic comedy.

Born and raised in London, Lizzie Damilola Blackburn is a British-Nigerian writer who won the Literary Consultancy Pen Factor Writing Competition in 2019 with an early draft of her debut novel. 


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