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My Sister, the Serial Killer My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
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“The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“It’s because she is beautiful, you know. That’s all it is. They don’t really care about the rest of it. She gets a pass at life.”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“I know better than to take life directions from someone without a moral compass.”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“There is music blasting from Ayoola's room, she's listening to Whitney Housten's I Wanna Dance With Somebody. It would be more appropriate to play Brymo or Lorde, something solemn or yearning, rather than the musical equivalent of a pack of M&Ms”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“Is there anything more beautiful than a man with a voice like an ocean?”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“It takes a whole lot longer to dispose of a body than to dispose of a soul, especially if you don’t want to leave any evidence of foul play.”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“That’s how it has always been. Ayoola would break a glass, and I would receive the blame for giving her the drink. Ayoola would fail a class, and I would be blamed for not coaching her. Ayoola would take an apple and leave the store without paying for it, and I would be blamed for letting her get hungry.”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“She does not cry for me,” he says, his voice hardening. “She cries for her lost youth, her missed opportunities and her limited options. She does not cry for me, she cries for herself.”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“Ayoola and I don’t really have friends in the traditional sense of the word. I think you have to accept someone into your confidence, and vice versa, to be able to call them a friend.”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“I wonder what the chances are that the death of a person in the company of a serial killer would come about by chance.”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“You can’t sit on the fence forever.”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“Love. What a novel concept.” He closes his eyes.”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“Love is not a weed, It cannot grow where it please…”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“If hospitals had a flag it would be white—the universal sign for surrender.”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“Besides, no one is innocent in this world. Why, go up to your maternity ward! All those smiling parents and their newborns? Murderers and victims. Every one of them. ‘The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“He looked like a man who could survive a couple of flesh wounds, but then so had Achilles and Caesar.”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“I dare you to find a flaw in her beauty; or to bring forth a woman who can stand beside her without wilting.”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“You know, men are very fickle. Give them what they want and they will do anything for you. Keep your hair long and glossy or invest in good weaves; cook for him and send the food to his home and his office. Stroke his ego in front of his friends and treat them well for his sake. Kneel down for his parents and call them on important days. Do these things and he will put a ring on your finger, fast fast.” My mother nods sagely.”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“Maybe she is reaching out because she has sent another man to his grave prematurely. Or maybe she wants to know if I can buy eggs on the way home. Either way, I’m not picking up.”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“I am more haunted by her actions than she is.”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“The more he talks, the more I realize that I am a maga—a fool who has been taken advantage of.”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“Ayoola, on the other hand - well, it’ll be interesting to see whether she can do anything more strenuous than putting bread in the toaster.”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“Two packets of pocket tissue, one 30-centiliter bottle of water, one first aid kit, one packet of wipes, one wallet, one tube of hand cream, one lip balm, one phone, one tampon, one rape whistle. Basically, the essentials for every woman.”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“We are nothing if not thorough in our deception of others.”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“(Why have a painting of the house you live in, hanging inside said house?)”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“Ayoola summons me with these words—Korede, I killed him.”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“You never knew with men, they wanted what they wanted when they wanted it. She”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“What led me to confide in a body that still had breath left in it?”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“It’s as futile as using air freshener when you leave the toilet—it just inevitably ends up smelling like perfumed shit.”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
“The chance that Dr. Akigbe will allow Muhtar’s request is very, very high. He loves to grant patient requests that require nothing from him.”
Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer

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