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

babasegiswivesThe Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives was recommended by a dear friend. This book reads so simply but yet it’s so entertaining and engaging. I enjoyed every minute of reading this book and was so afraid to finish it. So much so that I dragged out my reading time. The story is set in Ibadan, Nigeria. The city where I was raised. Even as the author describes the streets and places, I can recall them so vividly. It brought back nostalgic memories.

The story is about Baba Segi and his relationship with his wives. Baba Segi is wealthy but illiterate. He is proud of his wealth and his family size. But a secret lies within his family which he is oblivious to. Only when he takes a new wife, Bolanle, are the secrets slowly unraveled.

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