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Wahala: The hottest debut of 2022 Paperback – 5 January 2022

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Wow, what a debut! I was left wanting more - more of Ronke, Boo and Simi and more of Nikki's brilliant writing about food and friendship. Warm and fun, I loved watching the more sinister side to the story emerge. Fantastic!

SARAH PEARSE, author of THE SANATORIUM

Has all the makings of a modern blockbuster ―
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Pull up a seat at the brunch table for this delicious debut novel as the lives of three women are unsettled by a seductive interloper. WAHALA is like the best gossip with friends: witty, tense, addictive ―
ABIGAIL DEAN, author of GIRL A

A funny, tragic, piercing portrait of modern women and friendship written in glittering and discerning prose ―
EMMA STONEX, Author of THE LAMPLIGHTERS

WAHALA delivers! Nikki's style is warm and comforting on one page and razor-sharp on the next. There's a twist folks, and it's not one I saw coming. ― LIZZY DENT, author of THE SUMMER JOB and THE SET-UP

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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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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ DOUBLEDAY UK (5 January 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0857527797
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0857527790
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.3 x 2.7 x 23.4 cm
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Born in Bristol, raised in Lagos, NIKKI MAY is Anglo-Nigerian. She ran a successful ad agency before turning to writing. Her debut novel WAHALA was inspired by a long (and loud) lunch with friends. It will be published around the world in January 2022 and is being turned into major BBC TV drama. She lives in Dorset with her husband, two standard schnauzers, and way too many books.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Lively comedy drama about friendship and trouble
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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy read, dramatic
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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy read, dramatic
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 March 2022
Wahala
By Nikki May

Different, that’s one word I would use to describe this book. For me, it was like reading a reality show instead of watching it.

Set in London, this story mainly follows three friends, Ronke, Simi and Boo.

The three friends seem really close until Isobel, a friend from the past arrives. We start seeing holes in the tight friendship. Isobel is a crazy character, she gets close to each of the other ladies and brings out the worst in them.

Themes covered in this book include race (all three girls are mixed-race) culture, marriage, friendship and parenting.

The writing style is conversational which makes it an easy read.

I love the cover, especially the UK version pictured above.

The ending part of this book reminded me of My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite and I’ll better stop there before I drop more spoilers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every star!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 January 2022
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, poignant and engaging view of Nigerians living in the U.K.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 January 2022
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5.0 out of 5 stars raced through this
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