Yinka, Where is Your Husband
Yinka is in her thirties with an Oxford degree and a successful job at an investment bank in London. Her friend Rachel is about to be married, and Yinka is on the search for a date. As the wedding approaches, she loses her job and a promotion that she had counted on. The stakes for finding a date, and eventually a husband, seem higher with her future uncertain. Pressure from her family to settle down make matters worse, and challenge Yinka’s self-esteem.
Yinka, Where is Your Husband? featured a compelling lead character in Yinka, and her friends and family were great additions to the story. I appreciated the focus on a young professional navigating her career and love life, and how the story emphasized the importance of mental health and realizing one’s self-worth. The references to Nigerian culture were well done and the food references were mouth-watering! Some transitions were choppy and the dialogue felt immature at times. I also felt that Yinka’s friends’ “intervention” could have been handled better, though her opening up to Donovan was very candid. Overall, this was a fun story with some emotional depth
|Lizzie Damilola Blackburn
|Penguin Random House
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