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My Sister, the Serial Killer

by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
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    Nov 2018, 240 pages

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In this twisted black comedy, a Nigerian woman hides her younger sister's murderous secret at great personal cost.

While the title of the novel gives away the plot, My Sister, the Serial Killer is essentially a character study of its narrator, Korede, a Nigerian woman attempting to simultaneously protect her sister, and protect the world from her sister. The siblings' complicated relationship gradually unfolds over the course of the novel in flashbacks, and a sinister family history is alluded to in a piece of deft symbolism. Korede notes that there is a painting in her home that her father commissioned depicting their house, and she recalls:

As a child I would go stand before it and wish myself inside. I imagined that our alternates were living within its watercolor walls. I dreamt that laughter and love lay beyond the green lawn, inside the white columns and the heavy oak door.

When the novel begins, Korede's beautiful younger sister Ayoola has just killed for the third time, each victim ...

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