My Sister, the Serial Killer

by Oyinkan Braithwaite

About the Book

Nigerian nurse Korede is practical, has a knack for cleaning, and has a car with a trunk that is big enough to hide a body: all things her beautiful sister Ayoola takes advantage of. They’ve just disposed of their third body, this one belonging to a poet named Femi. Ayoola claims to have killed her past three boyfriends in self-defense, but Korede is starting to wonder if her sister might actually be a sociopath. She’s getting tired of being the responsible one, having to stress about whether Ayoola’s going to post photos of her dinner on Instagram when she’s supposed to be mourning her ‘missing’ boyfriend. Korede’s only escape is her shifts at the hospital, where she confides in a coma patient and lusts after a kind, handsome doctor. The handsome doctor finally notices her, but it’s because Ayoola has shown up to visit her at work. When Ayoola starts dating him, Korede must make a decision. She’s the only one who knows the danger involved in dating her sister. How far will she go to save the man she adores? Can she betray the younger sister she’s already done so much to protect?

About the Author

Oyinkan Braithwaite is a graduate of Kingston University. Following her degree, she worked as an assistant editor at Kachifo, a Nigerian publishing house, and as a production manager at Ajapaworld, a children’s educational and entertainment company. She now works as a freelance writer and editor. In 2014, she was shortlisted as a top-ten spoken-word artist in the Eko Poetry Slam, and in 2016 she was a finalist for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. She lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

Related Events

GR Reads Pop Up Market

Thursday, August 1, 2019, 3:00 – 8:00 pm
Main Library – 111 Library Street NE

Inspired by Ayoola’s fashion sense in My Sister, the Serial Killer, the library is hosting a pop up market. Come shop and support small local businesses that offer clothing, organic bath and beauty products, delicious food, and more. Vendors include:

  • ACT Photo Media
  • African Fashions
  • Afro Princess Publishing
  • Barb’s Bangles
  • Flavorful Pound Cakes & Treats
  • Loc Royalty LLC Apparel Brand
  • Mosby’s Popcorn
  • Rock Candy Earrings & Things
  • Rooted Floral Company
  • Savor the Flavor
  • Shead LLC Company
  • We are LIT

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