African-born poet Lola Shoneyin makes fiction debut with The Secret Lives of Babi Segi’s Wives, a perceptive, entertaining, and eye-opening novel of polygamy in modern-day Nigeria. The struggles, rivalries, intricate family politics, and the interplay of personalities and relationships within the complex private world of a polygamous union come to life in The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives set against a contemporary African background.
“Lola Shoneyin’s The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives is a humorous tale which revolves around a paterfamilias, Baba Segi, and his four wives—Iya Segi, Iya Femi, Iya Tope, and Bolanle. It so happens that while illiterate Baba Segi goes around bragging about his conquests as an accomplished polygamist (his fourth and latest being a university graduate to boot) and how he dominates his household, it is revealed that our proud man is just a soldier without ammunition, or a paper tiger” — Ubaji Isiaka Abubakar Eazy, reviewer at Memorila.com
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