Only Big Bumbum Matters Tomorrow

Damilare Kuku

Age 16 +
01 July 2024
9781770109049
264 pages

Synopsis

A POWERFUL AND HILARIOUS DEBUT NOVEL ABOUT FAMILY SECRETS, JUDGEMENTAL AUNTIES, AND BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFTS, FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE HIT STORY COLLECTION NEARLY ALL THE MEN IN LAGOS ARE MAD

Freshly out of Obáfémi Awólówò University, twenty-year-old Témì has a clear plan for her future: she is going to surgically enlarge her backside like all the other Nigerian women, move from Ilé-Ifè to Lagos, and meet a man who will love her senseless.

But when she finally finds the courage to tell her mother, older sister, and aunties, her announcement causes an uproar. As each of the other women try to cure Témì of what seems like temporary insanity, they begin to spill long-buried secrets, including the truth of the mysterious disappearance of Témì’s older sister five years earlier.

In the end, it seems like Témì might be the sanest of them all …

In Only Big Bumbum Matters Tomorrow, Damilare Kuku brings her signature humour, boldness and compassion to each member of this loveable but exasperating family, whose lives show just how sharp the double-edged sword of beauty can be.