On the reading list: Lola Shoneyin
I always say that if there is one gift that Providence has bestowed on me, it’s the gift of empathy. If you ring me up and tell me your story, from that moment, I am living in your shoesLola 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;