An incisive and exhilarating debut novel of female friendship following three Anglo-Nigerian best friends and the lethally glamorous fourth woman who infiltrates their group—the most unforgettable girls since Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda.
Publisher: HARPER COLLINS (US), TRANSWORLD PRH (UK)
Publication Date: January 11, 2022
"This has bestseller written all over it. Fast-paced, funny, shocking, unputdownable. I loved it" PAULA HAWKINS, author of THE GIRL ON A TRAIN and A SLOW FIRE BURNING
Brilliant… a funny, tragic, piercing portrait of modern women and friendship, written in glittering and discerning prose. EMMA STONEX, author of THE LAMPLIGHTERS
“I just raced through Wahala. Nikki May writes so well about friendship, food, fashion and the many ways modern women can stumble in their careers and personal lives.” – Clare Chambers, author of SMALL PLEASURES
“Witty, boldly contemporary, and sharply observed, this book is an illicit peek into the very secret lives of women – their fears and desires, their weaknesses and dreams, their relationships between each other and with a world too often fraught with prejudice and class divides. This is a must-read debut by a brilliant new voice in fiction.” – Nita Prose, author of THE MAID
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Born in Bristol, raised in Lagos, NIKKI MAY is Anglo-Nigerian. She ran a successful ad agency before turning to writing. Her debut novel WAHALA was inspired by a long (and loud) lunch with friends. It will be published around the world in January 2022 and is being turned into major BBC TV drama. She lives in Dorset with her husband, two standard schnauzers, and way too many books.
Tags: Adult, Contemporary, Literary, Women's Fiction, BIPOC