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Only Big Bumbum Matters Tomorrow

Only Big Bumbum Matters Tomorrow

(Pre-Order, July 30 2024)

Damilare Kuku
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Humor and poignance mix in this powerful polyphonic novel about family secrets, judgmental aunties, and Brazilian butt lifts, from the internationally bestselling author of Nearly All the Men in Lagos Are Mad.

"You want to act like you don't know that everybody dey buy bumbum now?"

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. When she finally finds the courage to tell her mother, older sister, and aunties, her announcement causes an uproar. Nigerian families can really be an obstacle in a girl's journey to physical perfection.

But 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.


Damilare Kuku has worked as a radio presenter, scriptwriter, film producer, Nollywood actress, and director. Her first book, the story collection Nearly All the Men in Lagos Are Mad, was a runaway bestseller in her native Nigeria. Only Big Bumbum Matters Tomorrow is her first novel.


  • Publisher: Harpervia
  • Publish Date: July 30, 2024
  • Pages: 256
  • Dimensions: 0.0 X 0.0 X 0.0 inches | 0.0 pounds
  • Language: English
  • Type: Hardcover
  • EAN/UPC: 9780063354494
  • BISAC Categories: Coming of Age, Women, Family Life - General, Own Voices, World Literature - Africa - Nigeria
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