Oyinkan Braithwaite's Buzzy Debut Thriller 'My Sister, The Serial Killer' Is To Die For (AUDIBLE)

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RSH: All right. I am in Newark, New Jersey. So, we are literally in very different parts of the world. Thank you so much for joining me on this call. I'm a huge fan. Yeah. I'm a huge fan of your book My Sister, The Serial Killer. The title really says it all. How did you land on that title for this book?

OB: That genius was not my genius. It was Claire Alexander who is my agent. She named the book. I was actually initially a little bit resistant to the name. Because for the same reasons I think people love it. I love it now too, but at first, I thought it was just so on the nose. Initially I just thought, "I don't know, I don't know." I trust her so much. And she was right.

RSH: What I love about it is your writing is so economical. The title too just says so much about the story. It sets up the family relationship, the crime element, and also the subversive humor that runs through it. To me, it's just the perfect title for this book. That's so interesting to me that you were resistant at first. What did it take for you to come around to being happy with it?

OB: I think I just trusted her. It makes things so much easier for me. So, when people ask me, "Oh, what's your book about?" ... "Oh, what's the book called?" And I tell them the name, at that point, I really don't have to say anything anymore.

RSH: Right.

OB: I'm just like, it's exactly what it says it is.

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Oyinkan Braithwaite – MY SISTER THE SERIAL KILLER part of Crossing Border in The Hague on 1st November (ARTSTALK MAGAZINE)

…Acknowledging that the novel itself is not so much about Nigeria as it is about broader concerns regarding modern society in a social media age, her interest is how  contemporary society is so much ruled by looks and image. ‘I think that people nowadays are  generally quite shallow’ Braithwaite says matter-of-factly and admits to being fascinated by the power of physical beauty…

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Wij spraken met Oyinkan Braithwaite (Mijn zusje, de seriemoordenaar) (THIS IS HOW WE READ)

De Nigeriaanse Oyinkan Braithwaite debuteerde met een meesterlijke thriller: geen whodunit maar een whydunit, een koelbloedig verhaal vol zwarte humor en sarcasme. Wij lazen de roman – die al een hit was voor hij verscheen – in één ruk uit en spraken met Oyinkan.

TRANSLATED - The Nigerian Oyinkan Braithwaite debuted with a masterful thriller: no whodunit but a whydunit, a cold-blooded story full of black humor and sarcasm. We read the novel - which was already a hit before it appeared - in one go and spoke with Oyinkan.

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Oyinkan Braithwaite on Waiting For A Dream (THE LADYSROOM)

In this interview, I speak with Writer and Editor, Oyinkan Braithwaite, about remaining steady and tenacious when it comes to one’s dreams. I’ve watched her take on this journey for years, so I wanted to draw out her thoughts about this pivotal period.

Oyinkan is a Nigerian writer whose first book, ‘My Sister, The Serial Killer’ will be published by Doubleday in the US in November 2018 and Atlantic in the UK in 2019. A lot seems to be happening quickly for the writer, but it’s been a long journey to this point for her. I’ve watched her take on this (often arduous) journey for years, so I wanted to draw out her thoughts about this pivotal period.

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