The novel “My Sister is a Serial Killer” has reached the long list of this year’s World Poker Prize by Nigerian writer Oyinkan Braithwaite.
Al-Arabi for publishing and distributing works recently on translating the novel, translated into Arabic by Mohamed Osman Khalifa, who has collaborated with the House in translating more than 12 novels.
This year’s long list included a number of writers including Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, and Elif Shafak.
The story tells the story in a black comedy about a sister who receives a call from her sister one day telling her to come and bring with her a cleaner, rubber gloves, control her nerves and more importantly control her stomach. This time, she will help her hide the body of her third lover, who joins the list of loved ones she has killed before. Her pilgrimage this time is that he attacks her and kills him in self-defense. She may have to tell the police to save Nigeria’s youth from this, but she loves her sister, and as they say, the family comes first and foremost. But all of this changes when her sister starts dating a fellow doctor and has been loving her for a long time. She has to save him in any way. She does not want to find him with a knife in his back, but saving one of them means sacrificing the other.
The novel also won the Los Angeles Prize for Literature of Thrill and Ambiguity in 2018 and was nominated for the Women’s Literature Award in 2019.
The Arabic translation of the novel will be published at the beginning of next year and will be celebrated at the Cairo International Book Fair 2020.