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My Sister, the Serial Killer

by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Though the title suggests otherwise, this is not crime fiction in the usual sense, but a wickedly entertaining story where the bond between two sisters is stretched to breaking point. The city of Lagos looms large - all my notions of life in Nigeria were swept away and the short, quick-fire chapters seem to heighten the impact of events. Since finishing this book I just can't stop thinking about it, though not for the reasons I expected.

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I wondered what would happen if Ayoola were caught. If, for once, she were held responsible for her actions. I imagine her trying to blag her way out of it and being found guilty. The thought tickles me. I relish it for a moment, and then I force myself to set the fantasy aside. She is my sister. I don't want her to rot in jail, and besides, Ayoola being Ayoola, she would probably convince the court that she was innocent.

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