MY SISTER THE SERIAL KILLER BY OYINKAN BRAITHWAITE. •
Genre: Satire, thriller and domestic fiction. •
The novel is set in Lagos, Nigeria. The protagonist is Korede, a Nigerian woman who works as a nurse at a local hospital. Korede’s younger sister, Ayoola, has murdered three different men in the past years, all of whom were men she was dating. Korede, bound by a sense of sisterly love, has consistently helped Ayoola dispose of the bodies and cover up her crimes. •
Korede has a crush on Tade, a doctor who works at the same hospital but unfortunately he doesn't feel that way for her. However, when Ayoola visits the hospital one day, Tade immediately becomes attracted to Ayoola. Ayoola and Tade soon begin dating, and Korede worries that Ayoola will also kill Tade. •
Korede vents the stress of her life by talking to a comatose patient named Muhtar. Muhtar eventually awakes from his coma and tells Korede that he was able to hear what she said to him while he was comatose. He therefore knows about Ayoola’s crimes, but he promises not to tell anyone about them, as he does not want Ayoola to be arrested as an accomplice. He urges Korede to free herself by turning in Ayoola to the police, but Korede is unable to bring herself to do so. •
Ayoola begins to neglect Tade and date a married man named Gboyega. Tade says to Korede that Korede is to blame for this behavior; Korede is deeply offended. Gboyega eventually dies under mysterious circumstances, and it seems to Korede that Ayoola poisoned him. Through flashbacks, the novel reveals that Korede and Ayoola’s father was quite abusive and that wrecked a huge damage in Ayoola who now believe that men are no good. •
Ayoola and Tade begin dating again, and Tade reveals to Korede that he wishes to propose marriage to Ayoola. After Tade proposes marriage to Ayoola, Ayoola tries to kill him. Tade injures Ayoola in self-defense.
Ayoola and Korede lie that Tade was the aggressor, and he is sent to jail for assault. Afterwards, Korede appears to fully embrace the idea that she will never be able to be disloyal to Ayoola.