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The secret lives of Baba Segi"s wives

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Published by William Morrow in New York .
Written in English


  • Polygamy,
  • Wives,
  • Families,
  • Fiction

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Baba Segi"s fourth wife, the young, college-educated Bolanle, sends his household into turmoil, causing his other three wives to become jealous and resentful and to plot her downfall.

Edition Notes

StatementLola Shoneyin
LC ClassificationsPR9387.9.S475 S43 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination280 p. :
Number of Pages280
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25243002M
ISBN 100061946370
ISBN 109780061946370
LC Control Number2010283471

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The Secret Lives of Baba Segis Wives takes place in present day Nigeria and tells the story of Baba Segi and his four wives and seven children. Much of the novel is narrated by Bolanle, the last wife.4/5().   Finally, Baba Segi decides to take Bolanle to the hospital, where the medical investigations into Bolanle's fertility have some unexpected results, exposing the secrets of all the wives. I've seen The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives described elsewhere as a tragicomedy, and that label is just perfect for it/5(). The information about The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication.   The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives features the Alao family, made up of Ishola Alao (Baba Segi) and his four wives – Iya Segi, Iya Tope, Iya Femi and Bolanle. Iya is the Nigerian term for ‘mother of’ so they are named after their respective first born children. Baba Segi is, of course, named for the oldest child of the first wife.

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  Lola Shoneyin’s bestselling novel, The Secret Lives Of Baba Segi’s Wives, will be taking over theatres in Lagos from 28th October to 11 November In this maiden issue of the BN Book Review, we have chosen to review “The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives“, the highly acclaimed first novel by Lola Shoneyin. In a book which uses humour.   Her debut novel, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives (), was long-listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction and won the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award. After teaching both in Nigeria and abroad for many years, Shoneyin now lives in Lagos, Nigeria and organises the Ake Arts and Book : HarperCollins Publishers. Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, The 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.