On the reading list: Lola Shoneyin

 

Prior to the seasonal resolutions, we decided to pick up one of our previous resolutions; getting through a book a month. On our list for ages, has been Lola Shoneyin's book, 'The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives' which was published way back in 2011! 

Synopsis: In a nutshell, Bolanle marries into a polygamous family, where she is the fourth wife of a rich, rotund patriarch, Baba Segi. She is a graduate and therefore a great catch, but is unable to produce children and this is indeed a problem for her husband and her status as a wife. It is an intriguing portrait of a family household.

Here is the author discussing the book;

 

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