Oyinkan Braithwaite’s Lethal Feminine Fiction (INTERVIEW MAGAZINE


Female black widow spiders are known to cannibalize their mates, a tendency that has turned the deadly arachnid into a pop-cultural mainstay. Oyinkan Braithwaite once wrote a poem about the eight-legged creature. Its lethal feminine power has permeated the 30-year-old Nigerian author’s stories ever since, including the homicidal tale at the heart of her darkly clever debut novel, My Sister, the Serial Killer.

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