The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives

Author(s): Lola Shoneyin

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A modern classic - Lola Shoneyin's debut novel is a portrait of a clamorous household in the midst of upheaval. Coming soon to Netflix! When Baba Segi awoke with a bellyache for the sixth day in a row, he knew it was time to do something drastic about his fourth wife's childlessness.

To the dismay of her ambitious mother, 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 prize, but even graduates must produce children and her husband's persistent bellyache is a sign that things are not as they should be. She only wants to escape to a quiet life, but the others disapprove of the newest, youngest, cleverest addition to the family. Treated with respect by her husband, she is viewed with suspicion by her seniors - who fear she may unlock their well-guarded secret.

Through the voices of Baba Segi and his four wives, Lola Shoneyin weaves a vibrant story of love, secrets and a family like every other - happy and unhappy, truthful and not, sometimes kind, sometimes competitive, always bound by blood, and the past.

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  • : 9781788167581
  • : Serpent's Tail Limited
  • : Serpent's Tail Limited
  • : 0.23
  • : March 2021
  • : 1.6 Centimeters X 12.9 Centimeters X 19.8 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lola Shoneyin
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 272