An Evening with Nikki May

An Evening with Nikki May

An Evening with Nikki May

  • Mar 24, 2023, 7:00 pm
  • Rare Birds Book Shop - 13 Raeburn Place EH4 1HU
Regular price £5.00
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We're so excited to welcome Nikki May to the store for a live book club event! 

Nikki's novel Wahala was a Rare Birds Book Club pick in January; we'll be sitting down with the author to hear all about the book and so much more. It's not one you want to miss! 

Tickets are £5 and can be redeemed against any purchase on the evening of the event - including our exclusive special edition cover of Wahala. 

About the book

Ronke, Simi, Boo are three mixed-race friends living in London. They have the gift of two cultures, Nigerian and English. Not all of them choose to see it that way.

Everyday racism has never held them back, but now in their thirties, they question their future. Ronke wants a husband (he must be Nigerian); Boo enjoys (correction: endures) stay-at-home motherhood; while Simi, full of fashion career dreams, rolls her eyes as her boss refers to her urban vibe yet again.

When Isobel, a lethally glamorous friend from their past arrives in town, she is determined to fix their futures for them. Cracks in their friendship begin to appear, and it is soon obvious Isobel is not sorting but wrecking. When she is driven to a terrible act, the women are forced to reckon with a crime in their past that may just have repeated itself.

Explosive, hilarious and wildly entertaining, this razor-sharp tale of love, race and family will have you laughing, crying and gasping in horror. Fearlessly political about class, colourism and clothes, the spellbinding Wahala is for anyone who has ever cherished friendship, in all its forms.

About the author 

Born in Bristol and raised in Lagos, NIKKI MAY is Anglo-Nigerian. At twenty,
she dropped out of medical school, moved to London, and began a career in
advertising, going on to run a successful agency. Her debut novel WAHALA was
inspired by a long lunch with friends. It will be published around the world and
is due to be turned into a major TV serial. Nikki lives in Dorset with her husband
and two standard Schnauzers.

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