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Oyinkan Braithwaite - My Sister, The Serial Killer

James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to Oyinkan Braithwaite about her hit novel My Sister, The Serial Killer, which was nominated for the Booker Prize 2019.

Oyinkan Braithwaite talks about her novel My Sister, The Serial Killer, a story full of deadpan wit and dark humour about two sisters in Lagos.

Korede is bitter and jealous of her beautiful sister Ayoola, who is the favourite child. A kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where Korede works is the bright spot in her life and she dreams of the day when he will realize they're perfect for each other. But after Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row dies, and the doctor asks Korede for her sister's phone number, she knows that things can't stay the same.

My Sister, the Serial Killer was shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019 and longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019.

Oyinkan Braithwaite talks to presenter James Naughtie and a group of readers from her home in Lagos, Nigeria

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Presenter : James Naughtie
Interviewed Guest : Oyinkan Braithwaite
Producer : Dymphna Flynn

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