Lizzie Damilola Blackburn, ‘Yinka, Where is Your Huzband?’ – Author Event in the Bookshop: Book and Ticket


Wednesday 6 April , 7.30pm.  Doors open at 7.00pm if you would like to meet up and have a drink in our Writer’s Café before the event.

Ticket price includes a copy of Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? (RRP £14.99) which will be published on 31 March.

There is also a Ticket Only option. You do not need to collect your ticket before the event – we will be able to check your name at the door from your order. Books will also be ready to collect on the night.

Coming Soon – Ready for despatch or collection on or close to publication day

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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 questioned, 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. Her mum wants 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’. Armed with a totally flawless, incredibly specific plan, will Yinka find herself a huzband?

What if the thing she really needs to find is herself?

About the Author: 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?