Only Big Bumbum Matters Tomorrow

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Pub Date 18 Sep 2024 | Archive Date 1 Jul 2024
Simon and Schuster UK | Simon & Schuster UK

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From the bestselling author of Nearly All the Men in Lagos Are Mad, and 'queen of the banging book title' comes a powerful polyphonic novel about family secrets, judgemental aunties, and Brazilian butt lifts.

Fresh out of university, 20-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 Ile-Ife to Lagos, and meet a man who will love her senseless. When she finally finds the courage to tell her mother, older sister, and aunties, at the funeral of her beloved father, her announcement causes an uproar - because in Nigerian families, none of your business is private. Not even if it’s about your bumbum.

But as each of the other women try to cure Témì of what they consider to be insanity, the long-buried secrets that bind and separate them are spilled in the process. In the end, it seems like Témì might be the sanest one sha…

In Only Big Bumbum Matters Tomorrow, Damilare Kuku brings her signature humor, boldness, and compassion to each member of this loveable but exasperating family, whose lives reveal the ways in which a woman’s physical appearance can dictate her life and relationships and showing just how sharp the double-edged sword of beauty can be.

Praise for Only Big Bumbum Matters Tomorrow:

'Damilare Kuku, queen of the banging book title, knows how complicated it is to be a Nigerian woman. This book explores themes weightier than any BBL but never preaches. Kuku made me giggle and gasp. I loved it' Nikki May, author of Wahala and This Motherless Land

'In her latest work Only Big Bumbum Matters Tomorrow, Kuku paints a vibrant intergenerational portrait of the female condition in Nigeria... Funny, fierce, and heartfelt!' Chioma Okereke, author of Bitter Leaf & Water Baby

Praise for Nearly All the Men in Lagos Are Mad:

'Sharply observational, funny and profound, this book is dynamic sociological satire that is as universal as it is specific' Bolu Babalola, author of Reese’s Book Club pick Honey and Spice

‘Captures the experience of navigating the strange and wondrous world of love and intimacy in Africa’s most enigmatic city … Kuku’s stories are delectable and fun, but they also reveal the ridiculousness of gender expectations and the sexual politics that assign men and women rigid roles in intimate relationships’ Guardian

'Witty and utterly enjoyable! At the heart of every story is a juicy scandal waiting to unfold. This is definitely the best of Lagos situationships in three hundred pages' Sally Kenneth Dadzie, bestselling author of Stranger In Lagos

'Kuku astounds with her presentation of modern day Lagos, Africa’s most notorious city that’s one of the fastest growing in the world' Tatler

'If you're going through a break-up and need a pick-me-up, this is the one for you' Huffington Post

'Kuku’s provocative debut is a brilliant, witty, punchy account of the messiness of relationships' Refinery29
From the bestselling author of Nearly All the Men in Lagos Are Mad, and 'queen of the banging book title' comes a powerful polyphonic novel about family secrets, judgemental aunties, and Brazilian...

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