Oyinkan Braithwaite is a graduate of Creative Writing and Law from Kingston University and a 2016 finalist for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize; she is a first time author for the title My Sister, the Serial Killer.
Her book has reportedly been picked up by UK production companies Working Title and Big Talk for a film adaptation ahead of its release, Braithwaite is also said to have received a five-figure advance from US-based publisher Doubleplay for her hghly-anticiapted debut.
The slasher comedy follows the dark shenanigans of sisters Korede and Ayoola. Korede finds herself in a predicament when she’s forced to deal with Ayoola’s peculiar habit of killing off the men she dates; the literature is a mix of thrill as it is frightening yet engaging for the reader to unravel the mystery behind the pages; the book is set to be released Stateside on November 13.
Just a few weeks ago, the news was all about 24 year-old Nigerian-American novelist Tomi Adeyemi’s lucrative deal with Fox Studios which had been previously agreed upon last year, ahead of the release for her debut “Children of Blood and Bone”; it seems Braithwaite’s success tows the line. It seems like an exciting year for women shaping Africa.