Listen to Yemisi Aribisala read from her book Longthroat Memoirs: Soup, Sex and Nigerian Tastebuds
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Yemisi Aribisala’s Longthroat Memoirs: Soup, Sex and Nigerian Tastebuds is a sumptuous menu of essays about Nigerian food, lovingly presented by the nation’s top epicurean writer.

“One of the most enduring myths on the Nigerian Femme Fatale – mammy-water, ‘winch’ or husband-snatcher – has to do with the cooking of fish stew … a woman can do what she likes with a man when she knows how to satisfy his appetite for food.”

As well as a mouth-watering appraisal of the cultural politics and erotics of Nigerian cuisine, it is also a series of love letters to the Nigerian palate. From innovations in soup, fish as aphrodisiac and the powerful seductions of the yam, Longthroat Memoirs examines the complexities, the peculiarities, the meticulousness, and the tactility of Nigerian food.

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Categories Africa International Non-fiction

Tags Cassava Republic Press Longthroat Memoirs Nigeria Pan Macmillan SA Yemisi Aribisala

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