by Suad Kamardeen in Relationships on 22nd August, 2019
Tumi Olaoshun, a 30-year-old history teacher from Edgeware, tells an incredibly relatable tale of being single in 2018. Olaoshun, who has published her first book, ‘What they don’t tell you about being single’ reveals the trials and tribulations of dating and explores it all from a religious lens, the positives to be taken from being placed in this position, at this given time as a Christian.
This book addresses a very important topic of conversation which I could relate to on so many levels. Firstly, since I completed my final exams at University (and even before then tbh), the main question I’ve gotten from family and friends has been “when will you marry?” or “so when are we meeting him?” and many others relating to this basically. I love that the author, Tumininu shares her journey as a single woman, reflections on some of the challenges she has faced as a Christian, millennial twenty-something with practical, Godly solutions. The major takeaway from this, for me, was living a God-centred and intentional life through everything I do, including and especially through this journey of seeking marriage.
This book is infused with so many lessons and actionable takeaways.
The book can be purchased here [www.tumininu.com] and both physical copy and ebook versions are available.
Suad Kamardeen is a British-Nigerian Muslim writer, editor, engineering graduate and a Creative Writing Masters student at the University of Oxford. She is also a founding editor at WAYF journal. She is committed to documenting histories and cultures, as well as impacting people’s lives positively through storytelling. Her young adult novel, Never Enough, won the SI Leeds Literary Prize 2022, and her adult novel was shortlisted for the Stylist Prize for Feminist Fiction 2021. Her writing has also appeared in Bad Form Review and Sapelo Square. You can find her on Twitter/IG: @suadkamardeen