Yinka, Where is Your Huzband?

Yinka, Where is Your Huzband?

The hilarious and heartfelt romcom everyone is talking about in 2022

Summary

THE TIMES BESTSELLER AND MARIE CLAIRE 'BEST BOOKS OF 2022'

'Such a warm, funny and relatable book'
Jendella Benson, Hope and Glory
'Yinka is the most loveable character you'll meet' Lolá Ákínmádé Åkerström, In Every Mirror She's Black
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Yinka wants to find love. Her mum wants to find it for her.

But how can she find a huzband when she is surrounded by her many aunties who frequently (and loudly) pray for her delivery from singledom, has 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 (and incredibly specific) plan, will Yinka find herself a huzband?

What if the thing she really needs to find . . . is herself?

Hilarious and wildly entertaining, this tale of love, culture, family and friendship will have you rooting hard for Yinka!

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'Glorious debut! Read it over two nights and loved it!' Nikki May, Wahala

'Hilarious, insightful and so uplifting' Beth O'Leary, The Roadtrip

'Yinka's world is both hilarious and poignant' Irenosen Okojie MBE, Butterfly Fish

'The spiritual heir to Bridget Jones's Diary' Emily Henry, You and Me on Vacation

'Warm and fun and sweet' Marian Keyes, Again, Rachel

'More than a book about a woman looking for a man. It addresses female friendships, black beauty standards and religion' Mail on Sunday

'A story about friendship, family, romance, and the most important quest of all - loving and accepting yourself' Lauren Ho, Last Tang Standing

'Peckham's Bridget Jones' Evening Standard

Reviews

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

About the author

Lizzie Damilola Blackburn

Lizzie Damilola Blackburn is a British-Nigerian writer, born in Peckham, who wants to tell the stories that she and her friends have longed for but never seen - romcoms 'where Cinderella is Black and no-one bats an eyelid'. In 2019 she won the Literary Consultancy Pen Factor Writing Competition with the early draft of Yinka, Where is your Huzband?, which she had been writing alongside juggling her job at Carers UK. She has been at the receiving end of the question in the title of her novel many times, and now lives with her husband in Milton Keynes.
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