Butter Honey Pig Bread

Butter Honey Pig Bread

A Novel

Book - 2020
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This is the interwoven stories of twin sisters, Kehinde and Taiye, and their mother, Kambirinachi. A devasting childhood trauma causes the family to fracture in seemingly irreversible ways. After more than a decade of living apart, Taiye and Kehinde have returned home to Lagos to visit their mother. It is here that the three women must face each other and address the wounds of the past if they are to reconcile and move forward.
Publisher: Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, ©2020.
ISBN: 9781551528236
Characteristics: 317 pages ;,23 cm.


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A remarkable story of perceived destiny, heart breaking division, as mother and daughters work toward reconciliation. An unexpected ending, but a worthy read. And the mouth-watering recipes!!

Kris-Pt Roberts

STPL_JessH Mar 02, 2021

I absolutely love this book. It's sooooooooooooooo good! It love the way the story unfolds carefully, told in fragments restrained enough to keep my attention but generous enough to paint a rich portrait of family life. I felt as though I was sitting in the room right next to the characters in moments both tense and tender. If you are a person who enjoys food in fiction, then please read this book! There are some really mouth-watering passages about fresh food prepared with love and care. Characters grow and change and it is a pleasure to witness their journey. This is by no means a light read, but a sincere and serious story told with some really heartwarming scenes.

Oct 30, 2020

This book! I enjoyed it. The sibling relationship, the integration of the culture of Yoruba, the food, the suffering, the tears, the healing beginning; I was here for all of it. Stories that are told from various personal viewpoints and have often been favorites in various voices. They extend the plot and add layers to the atmosphere of story-telling and what the author is trying to accomplish, create and elevate complex characters, and add depth to interactions. It also helps to get the reader interested in the story and keep them engaged. Ekwuyasi has woven rich, descriptive prose with simple and direct writing in Butter, Honey, Pig, Bread, Ekwuyasi, from which develops an evocative, fascinating and powerful tale of two generations of women-mothers and twin daughters-and their entangled, strained, broken yet beautiful relationship. Throughout the novel, there were also moments when the prose became more, drawing a wealth of emotion with the depth of individual and experience. Final rating;4/5 @Barcelonafan1 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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