the secret lives of baba segi's wives

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin

It starts with Bolanle, a university graduate who in her attempt to leave her past behind becomes Baba Segi’s fourth wife.

She enters a polygamous home filled with expensive clothes, monthly allowance and three other wives (**Iya Femi, **Iya Tope and **Iya Segi) who disapprove of her.

She soon becomes Baba Segi’s favourite  and most prized possession until her presence unlocks a secret that the other wives have long hidden and unleashing it could change their lives forever.

It’s a very intriguing book and i found myself screaming and running around while reading it. I look forward to more of her novels.

Fun Fact : Lola Shoneyin is married to Olaokun Soyinka, son of Noble Prize Laureate Wole Soyinka.

**Iya- “Mother of”