Only Big Bumbum Matters Tomorrow: A Novel (Hardcover)

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A “wise, funny, irresistible” (Shelf Awareness) debut novel about family secrets, judgmental aunties, and Brazilian butt lifts, from the author of the internationally bestselling story collection Nearly All the Men in Lagos Are Mad.

In Nigerian families, none of your business is private. Not even if it's about your bumbum.

Freshly out of Obafemi Awolowo University, 20-year-old Temi 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.

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 Temi of what seems like temporary insanity, they begin to spill long-buried secrets, including the truth of Temi’s older sister’s mysterious disappearance five years earlier.

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

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 show just how sharp the double-edged sword of beauty can be.

About the Author

Damilare Kuku is a creative artist who has worked as a radio presenter, scriptwriter, film producer, Nollywood actress, and director. She is the author of the story collection Nearly All the Men in Lagos Are Mad and the novel Only Big BumBum Matters Tomorrow.

Praise For…

“A polyphonic masterpiece . . . Sharply insightful, bitingly funny, wondrously poignant.” — Shelf Awareness

“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

“Both tender and hilarious, Only Big Bumbum Matters Tomorrow addresses the impossible decisions that women in patriarchal societies have to make. Damilare Kuku is an enthralling storyteller, handling the boisterous harmony of this multigenerational cast of female characters with compassion and flair.”
Jendella Benson, author of Hope & Glory

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063354494
ISBN-10: 0063354497
Publisher: HarperVia
Publication Date: July 30th, 2024
Pages: 272
Language: English