Review of Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband?
Thank you Penguin Random House Canada for my free review copy.
I really enjoyed this book by a debut author. Yinka is a 30 something single woman. She lives in Britain but her heritage is Nigerian. Yinka is living in two cultures and sometimes there are conflicts between them. Her mother and aunties are very concerned that she has no marriage prospects and they try to do some matchmaking. Yinka then starts to put pressure on herself to find a date for her friend’s wedding and she is also stressed about finding a new job after recently losing hers. With the intense pressures from her family over the years and the pressure and standards she has for herself she begins to lose her identity and values in the process. I loved learning more about the Nigerian community and their customs and beliefs. I am always interested in learning about other cultures. The food which is described in detail sounds amazing. I really enjoyed the writing and the secondary characters. I had sympathy for Yinka as she created problems for herself and then had to figure out how to get out of them. Overall a well paced book. I’m looking forward to more from this author. Did I mention how amazing the food sounded!?!