The Baby Is Mine

by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Shorter Reads Thriller and Suspense Literary Fiction

The Baby Is Mine Synopsis

When his girlfriend throws him out during the pandemic, Bambi has to go to his Uncle's house in lock-down Lagos. He arrives during a blackout, and is surprised to find his Aunty Bidemi sitting in a candlelit room with another woman. They both claim to be the mother of the baby boy, fast asleep in his crib.

At night Bambi is kept awake by the baby's cries, and during the days he is disturbed by a cockerel that stalks the garden. There is sand in the rice. A blood stain appears on the wall. Someone scores tribal markings into the baby's cheeks. Who is lying and who is telling the truth?

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781838952563
Publication date: 27th May 2021
Author: Oyinkan Braithwaite
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 128 pages
Primary Genre Thriller and Suspense
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Oyinkan Braithwaite Press Reviews

A literary sensation - Guardian, on MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER

Braithwaite is fiendishly talented - The Times, on MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER

A pure joy to read - Stylist, on MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER

'Braithwaite excels at narrative voice, morally compromised characters and original, subversive plots... Part drama, part thriller, it is a gripping distillation of Braithwaite's distinctive brand of comic domestic noir.' - Evening Standard

[A] blackly funny and original drama - Daily Mail

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About Oyinkan Braithwaite

Oyinkan Braithwaite is a graduate of Creative Writing and Law from Kingston University. Following her degree, she worked as an assistant editor at Kachifo and has been freelancing as a writer and editor since. She has had short stories published in anthologies and has also self published work. In 2014, she was shortlisted as a top ten spoken word artist in the Eko Poetry Slam.

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