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Publisher's Summary

“So modern and fresh. I adore Yinka.” (Emily Henry, number one New York Times best-selling author of People We Meet on Vacation)

“Feel good, funny, and clever.” (Josie Silver, New York Times best-selling author of One Day in December)

Meet Yinka: a 30-something, Oxford-educated, British Nigerian woman with a well-paid job, good friends, and a mother whose constant refrain is “Yinka, where is your huzband?” 

Yinka’s Nigerian aunties frequently pray for her delivery from singledom, her work friends think she’s too traditional (she’s saving herself for marriage!), her girlfriends think she needs to get over her ex already, and the men in her life…well, that’s a whole other story. But Yinka herself has always believed that true love will find her when the time is right.      

Still, when her cousin gets engaged, Yinka commences Operation Find-A-Date for Rachel's Wedding. Aided by a spreadsheet and her best friend, Yinka is determined to succeed. Will Yinka find herself a huzband? And what if the thing she really needs to find is herself? 

Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? brilliantly subverts the traditional romantic comedy with an unconventional heroine who bravely asks the questions we all have about love. Wry, acerbic, moving, this is a love story that makes you smile but also makes you think - and explores what it means to find your way between two cultures, both of which are yours.

©2022 Lizzie Damilola Blackburn (P)2022 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“So modern and fresh. Like Bridget Jones, Yinka is a lovable and relatable disaster - which is to say, she isn’t actually a disaster at all...I adore her.” (Emily Henry, number one New York Times best-selling author of People We Meet on Vacation)

 “Beautifully observed, warm and deeply human, Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband? is a meditation on family and friendship, on love and self-love. Feel-good, funny and clever, it’s got smash-hit written all over it!” (Josie Silver, New York Times best-selling author of One Day in December) 

  “Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband? is a beautiful, big hearted story about friendship, family, and love. Yinka's charming voice draws you in and her journey toward self-acceptance will make you stay. A fun and relatable read.” (Emiko Jean, New York Times best-selling author) 

Editor's Pick

The wedding date
My Caribbean heritage shares a lot of similarities with Nigerian culture, so I deeply empathized with Yinka’s plight in this lovable debut from Lizzie Damilola Blackburn. As her sister and cousins are getting married and having babies all around her, Yinka is left to answer the question Where is your huzband? at every turn by her overbearing but well-meaning family. When her cousin Rachel gets engaged, Yinka comes up with a plan to have a date to the wedding in six months. The hilarious, endearing, and utterly relatable high jinks that ensue had me cheering her on every step of the way. I won’t spoil the ending as to whether she ends up with a date for the wedding, but seeing Yinka find herself on this journey was all the happy ending I needed. This novel was a joy to listen to. —Margaret H., Audible Editor

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Awesome story, not necessarily funny

Maybe I didn't look into the reviews hard enough before I purchased this book, but I thought I was getting an upbeat rom-com full of silly antics and meet-cutes. Not so. This book reads much more like a drama, with the MC (Yinka) hitting actual rock-bottom (and not in a cute & quirky way) before clawing her way back up. That being said, it is an AMAZING story with insights into colorism, texturism, and misogyny still held by the dominant culture and black communities in the UK. Yinka has to deal with her own trauma surrounding these topics on top of her unprocessed grief over a past relationship and the death of a close family member (and grief over how that death has shaped her familial relationships). We see her spiraling as her every insecurity is triggered and she starts making irrational, fear-based decisions which damage her relationships to her support systems. These heavy revelations are punctuated with bright moments of levity, like when her well-meaning aunt accidentally humiliates her by publicly praying for Yinka to "find a huzband". However, even these moments of levity are tinged with the undercurrent of her own insecurity and traumas. This book felt very real to me, with how one's mental state permeates every interaction and colors every relationship. I think it is very well-done and is a worthy read, and is a wonderful insight into the diaspora Nigerian experience. I think a lot of elements of (UK-born) Yinka's relationship with her immigrant mother will feel incredibly familiar to other children of immigrants. 10/10 can't recommend enough!

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You nailed it! Hilarious...

A book read according to its nature. I found my newest favorite narrator. She read it with none of English.. or American or British or European accent. 100 point for that.

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Like listening to a Nollywood movie

I thoroughly enjoyed the reading of this book. The narrator's ability to capture each character's personality with her voice was awesome. The story was good and I'm glad they introduced going to therapy because so many Black people avoid it.

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good book

kept me entertained. left me wanting to know what would happen next at every turn

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So Relatable

I loved this. It's relatable. Great read! I understand the main character so much. Side note ... I love how counseling is becoming more and more normalized in our culture. (It's not just for white people. )
This story makes me want to try Nigerian food and take on a Brittany accent!

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I loved this story of love and friendship that strengthened through tough times and uncomfortable moments. Thoroughly enjoyed the book and hope to read more from the author in the future.

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Loved it!!

This was a wonderful story of growth. I loved it!! The narration was PERFECT!! Overall 5 ⭐️

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Amazing!!!!!!!!

I loved it. I felt so many different feelings and emotions while listening. I could relate to how she felt about being single and 30+, and her conversation with her therapist made me question a few things as well. Being a dark skinned woman myself, I couldn’t quite relate to how she felt about herself. It was so painful to hear. I loved how the book ended and Yinka’s new sense of identity makes me sooooo happy!! Favorite book of 2022 so far.

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Wonderful read!, Beautiful narration!

I really enjoyed this book! I truly was not expecting to relate to so many things especially since it’s largely based on West African culture. But I am sure upon reading it Africans that are part of the diaspora will really appreciate how closely we are linked and how no matter where we are in the world we are facing the same social issues. The middle dragged a little bit for me, or so I thought until it Flip me on my head and showed me a thing or two. Lol!! …Sincerely was not ready for this book to be over! Very well written and as someone that is married to a Nigerian, very timely and beautiful ! I love Yinka and her crew♥️! I Would love to have this made in Nollywood or Hollywood

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A millennial woman's must have

super relatable and covers all key topics: feminism, career and corporate, friendship, romance, body image. Really enjoyed reading this book