When you encounter a book titled Longthroat Memoirs: Soup, Sex, and Nigerian Tastebuds, you stop everything you’re doing and read it. We can’t give you a copy of the book just yet, but we have the next best thing: a live conversation with the author, Yemisi Aribisala, Nigeria’s foremost epicurean.

Beginning right here on Brittle Paper on Monday the 28th, Aribisala will kick off a week-long online book tour during which she will engage fans and readers in lively and open conversations about the amazing world of Nigeria’s culinary culture captured in her book.

Here is the list of venues and dates: longthroat-blog-tour

Brittle Paper Monday 28th Tuesday 29th Wednesday 30th Thursday 1st December Friday 2nd December Saturday 3rd December


If you are hearing about this book for the first time, check out the synopsis:

Longthroat Memoirs presents a sumptuous menu of essays about Nigerian food, lovingly presented by the nation’s top epicurean writer. 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. Nigeria has a strong culture of oral storytelling, of myth creation, of imaginative traversing of worlds. Longthroat Memoirs collates some of those stories into an irresistible soup-pot, expressed in the flawless love language of appetite and nourishment. A sensuous testament on why, when and how Nigerians eat the food they love to eat; this book is a welcome addition to the global dining table of ideas. 

Are you blown away or what. Save all your questions and comments for Monday. Looking forward to “seeing” you all! We promise you’ll have a lot of fun, including an exclusive preview of the book in the form of a delicious little excerpt.

For those of you eager to sign up for a copy of the book, you can preorder HERE.