Manchester Literature Festival: Oyinkan Braithwaite & Candice Carty Williams
- Sun 06 Oct 2019
- 4:00 pm
In their superb debut novels, Oyinkan Braithwaite and Candice Carty-Williams fight patriarchy with dark humour – and occasionally a knife.
In My Sister, the Serial Killer, Oyinkan asks if blood is thicker than water as Korede helps her sister clean up after she murders yet another boyfriend in ‘self-defence’. Meanwhile, in the smart and darkly comic Queenie, friendship group The Corgis support Queenie following a break-up and a foray into dating which sees her dealing with a range of abusive men and a series of micro-aggressions.
Oyinkan is a young Nigerian author whose debut was shortlisted for The Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019. Candice is a London-based author, a Penguin Books Write Now mentor and creator of The Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize.
Oyinkan and Candice will read and discuss their work with host Anita Sethi.