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Yinka, Where is Your Huzband?
Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? | Lizzie Damilola Blackburn
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THE MOST HOTLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT OF 2022 WITH A HEROINE TO FALL IN LOVE WITH ----- The Nigerian accent Dictionary Huzband (pronounced auz-band) noun 1. A male partner in a marriage E.g. Yinka's younger sister, Kemi, is married to Uche 2. A non-existent man in a non-existent marriage whose whereabouts is often questioned, usually by Nigerian mums and aunties to single British Nigerian women E.g. So, Yinka. Tell me. Where is your huzband? Ah, ah. You're thirty-one now! ----- 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? ----- *PRE-ORDER NOW!*
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kspenmoll
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mollyrotondo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ex baby cellent contemporary story about a single woman being pressured by her family to marry. Funny and sad. Can‘t wait to discuss at book club this week lol

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jploves2read
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I really loved this book. It made me laugh. It made me cry. The characters jump off the page and they all have a measure of depth (which is not easy to do with SO MANY of them). In some ways I did relate to the main character so that made her story believable. In some ways she was a bit out there which made the book funny. Overall ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🙂

DanaManiac This was so good! The scene at buffet still makes me chuckle 🤭 4mo
jploves2read @DanaManiac me too! 😂🤣 4mo
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vlwelser
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Mehso-so

I didn't love this. It's definitely me and not the book. It's just not my trope. You know... Girl desperately wants husband/boyfriend, makes crazy changes, realizes she was already perfect, gets boyfriend type thing and happily ever after. It reminded me of Queenie in a weird way, minus the abuse and depression.

Also, don't be surprised if that's not the actual plot and there were no spoilers.

I do think the audiobook was well done.

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Sydneypaige
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This book is about the pressure to get married as a woman in some Nigerian families, single life struggles & woes, and friendship + a little bit of therapy. Breezy, fun read!

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eraderneely
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Both kids still asleep!

The tone of this is more fun than I was expecting. Exactly what I need after Sarah Moss.

rockpools Perfect! Enjoy 😊 6mo
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Zuhkeeyah
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I felt very seen with this book. The MC is in her early thirties, single, trying to figure it all out while her family asks really important questions such as “when are you going to settle down?”. At least for me it‘s just a couple family members unlike Yinka who had it coming from all sides. And yes I do have an aunt that prays about my singleness. I felt for Yinka and as she was learning to find her voice amid the smothering aunties.

Zuhkeeyah FYI everyone should have an Auntie Blessing to go to. She was my favorite part of this book. 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Stacked!! Sounds great! 7mo
Nute Can‘t wait to read about Auntie Blessing!🙂 7mo
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Soubhiville
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I found this to be really uplifting.

Yinka‘s elder female relatives hound her constantly- and embarrassingly in public!- about finding a husband. She struggles with insecurity and sets herself a goal of having a boyfriend within a few months to show off at her cousin‘s wedding.

Yinka‘s friends are really supportive, and even though they have their misunderstandings and arguments, they love and want the best for her.

Definite pick!

Soubhiville I‘d recommend the audio! 8mo
Hooked_on_books Yes! This one was fun! 8mo
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SW-T
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Loved it! As I was reading, I kept thinking of Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams. When I read that one I found myself frustrated by the heroine, but here, I was rooting for Yinka the whole way. Family pressure, job issues, romance issues, friend drama…watched Yinka falling apart and slowly putting herself back together into a stronger, fuller, more well-rounded whole person. Laughed, cried, and cheered for Yinka. Enjoyable read.

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Ms_Ashley
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I Am Who I Say I Am
Phenomenal book about cultural tribulations, family pressures, and the importance of loving yourself. 5 ⭐️

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Erinreadsthebooks
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Cute, wholesome, and so far out of my wheelhouse that my book friend asked if I was okay when I told her what I was reading. I might‘ve skimmed a couple of pages, but if this genre is your jam, I highly recommend. Yinka was a great lead and the book touched on important topics. One small gripe: “kiss my/his/her teeth” was an overused term that I had to Google, but outside of that, good stuff! ✊

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NikkiCureton
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If you‘re looking for spicy 🌶 this isn‘t the book for you, but if you want a heartwarming story about looking for love and somehow seemingly always missing the mark, this book is it. I really enjoyed Yinka‘s journey to self love and perhaps a new relationship 🤷🏽‍♀️

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Words on marble ❤❤❤❤.... I think every Nigerian lady who is single and has gone over the age of 30 can totally relate with this book. The pressure to get married is just always there. Many ladies tend to avoid family engagements and functions just because of aunties who must ask where is your huzband.

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Hooked_on_books
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Yinka is a 31 year old British-Nigerian woman who is unmarried and boy, does her community not let her forget it! She tries to navigate expectations while figuring out what she wants for herself. I really enjoyed this—it has great characters, a really satisfying ending, and the realities of life as a black person in a white culture without that being the focus. It‘s well balanced and definitely worth the read.

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“The midnight sky is just as beautiful as the sunrise” Yinka struggles to accept things out of her control and to love herself as she should, in a world where beauty and acceptance doesn‘t seem to include women who look like her, all while facing the pressure from her very involved, Nigerian family, to find her huzband. Until her best friends step in, and show her, maybe she needs to find herself first. yay therapy!!

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🙂🙂🙂🙂

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bookandbedandtea
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Yinka gives in to her family's pressure to "find a huzband" and loses herself for a while. I cringed with second hand embarrassment a few times but ultimately appreciated Yinka's journey to learn to love herself. The secondary characters were great and I appreciated the importance friendship played in this.

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janeycanuck
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This was cute - sort of like an updated Bridget Jones if Bridget Jones was black & a type A personality? I don't think it's going to be as iconic as Bridget but it's a nice one to pick up, if that's your jam.

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kspenmoll
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#literati #malalasbookclub #bookmail

Just love this book cover‘s intense colors.

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Matilda
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Loving the story and characters and the audiobook is A+ narration and production.

janeycanuck I‘m first on the holds list for this at my library and I‘m DYING for them to get it in! 10mo
Christyco125 Love a good voice actor 10mo
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Mpcacher
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This is a fun chick-lit story by a new author. It has the feel of a rom-com, although there is not much actual romance in the story. Instead we follow Yinka as she gives in to the pressure of her mother and tries to find love, or at least a good plus one for her cousin's wedding. Nothing goes as planned and along the way Yinka learns more about herself. I really enjoyed it and gave it 4/5 stars and now feel the need to try Nigerian food.