Yinka, Where is Your Huzband?

Yinka, Where is Your Huzband?

The hilarious and heartfelt romcom everyone is talking about in 2022

Summary

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MARIE CLAIRE 'BEST BOOKS OF 2022' AND FEBRUARY PICK FOR MALALA'S LITERATI BOOKCLUB

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?

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

'Such a warm, funny and relatable book' Jendella Benson

Your favourite authors have all fallen in love with Yinka

'The spiritual heir to Bridget Jones's Diary, while bringing something entirely fresh and modern to the table' Emily Henry, You and Me on Vacation

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

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

'Beautifully observed, warm and deeply human, Yinka is a meditation on family and friendship, on love and self-love' Josie Silver, One Night on the Island

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

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

'A beautiful, big hearted story about friendship, family, and love' Emiko Jean, Tokyo Ever After

'Yinka is the most loveable character you'll meet' Lolá Ákínmádé Åkerström, In Every Mirror She's Black

'Funny, charming, warm. A book that will make your heart smile' Milly Johnson, My One True North

'A gorgeous, easy read, but with real depth to its punchy chapters. Extraordinary' Lizzy Dent, The Summer Job


And everyone else loves her too

'Peckham's Bridget Jones' Evening Standard

'Incredibly relatable' Marie Claire, Best Books of 2022

'A fresh take on culture clashes, female friendship and the stigma about being single' Heat Magazine

'A clever twist on the romcom archetype' Daily Mail

'Fabulously fun' Prima

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

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

© Lizzie Damilola 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022

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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