Arsenal Pulp Press

October 2020



Butter Honey Pig Bread

Francesca Ekwuyasi

In Journey Prize nominee Francesca Ekwuyasi’s moving novel about food, family and forgiveness, twin sisters, Kehinde and Taiye live with their mother Kambirinachi, who feels she is a spirit that plagues families with misfortune. Her fears come true when Kehinde experiences a devastating childhood trauma. Butter Honey Pig Bread then follows Kehinde as she moves away and struggles to find ways to heal, while Taiye flees to London and numbs the loss of the relationship with her twin through reckless hedonism. After a decade, Taiye and Kehinde return home to their mother and to face the wounds of the past.