This book has been on my TBR for so long and I’m so glad I finally got around to reading it because I really loved every bit of it.
Husband Hunting 101 is a witty story told by Oma, a tomboyish twentysomething year old single girl living in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Oma works in IT and has never been too interested in boys due to the influence her three elder brothers have had on her. However, her best friend Adaora is on a quest to get married as soon as possible and somehow Oma finds herself promising to help her in her search. This adventure with Adaora turns out to be a path to self discovery for Oma, an opportunity to fight her demons and maybe find love too.
I totally loved everything about this story. First, I found Oma a funny, say-it-as-it-is kind of person (my kind of girl) and her character so relatable. Despite the fact that I got married in my early twenties and may not know what it’s like to be single for most of your adult life, I was able to “get” all that the girls were going through. Adaora was also lit with her drama and is the kind of best friend one would wish to have. The fact that this story was set in Port Harcourt put the icing on the cake for me as I was born and raised in this city. Reading this book was nostalgic with all the references to familiar places I know so well and entertaining as well. Did I also say that the writing was fluid and easy to read with the Nigerian/Port Harcourt slags in the right places? Uh, I always love a good story with the right amount of humor. I highly recommend! I can’t wait to read other books by this author because I am sold out. Good job Glory Abah.
Rating: 5 stars
Published: November 28th 2020 by Glory Abah
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Glory Abah is a die-hard romantic. She loves reading books that make her smile and now, she writes them too. She is also a Creative Writing Coach and hopes to build a new generation of African writers.
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