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"A total joy to read-hilarious, insightful, and so uplifting. Yinka is the most lovable character I've come across in a long time."
Beth O'Leary, international bestselling author of The Flatshare

"Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? is a beautiful, big hearted story about friendship, family, and love. Yinka's charming voice draws you in and her journey toward self-acceptance will make you stay. A fun and relatable read."
Emiko Jean, New York Times bestselling author of Tokyo Ever After

“Beautifully observed, warm and deeply human, Yinka is a meditation on family and friendship, on love and self-love. Feel-good, funny and clever, it’s got smash-hit written all over it!”
Josie Silver, New York Times bestselling author of One Day in December

“So modern and fresh. Like Bridget Jones, Yinka is a lovable and relatable disaster—which is to say, she isn’t actually a disaster at all...I adore her.”
Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation
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18TH JANUARY 2022 (US)
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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 asked of, 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. The problem is she also has a mum who thinks she's better qualified 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. Will Yinka find herself a huzband? And what if the thing she really needs is to find herself?
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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