Wahala By Nikki May

Wahala By Nikki May


Ronke, Simi, Boo are three mixed-race friends living in London. They have the gift of two cultures, Nigerian and English, though 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.

My Thoughts:

This is a powerful story about friendship and shows the highs and lows of such a close bond. The characters Ronke, Simi and Boo are three mix raced friends who are living in London, now in their thirties they all are questioning what they want from their future. They are three very independent women, all different but hold a close bond between them. When an outsider comes into their clos knit group, she threatens to shake them all up, can their friendship survive? The story also shows how these women have to deal with racism and how some people can be so cruel, the story also intrigued me and I wondered where it would lead to, there is a twist at the end that I would never of believed. I found this a very joyous and insightful read and I feel when it comes out, it is going to do really well. I cannot wait to read Nikki’s next book.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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