265pp., paperback, Reprint, London , (2010) 2021
A novel about polygamy in modern-day Nigeria.
Lola Shoneyin's publications include three books of poems and two children's books, Mayowa and the Masquerade and Iyaji, the Housegirl. The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives, Shoneyin's debut novel, was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2011 and won the PEN Oakland 2011 Josephine Miles Literary Award and the 2011 ANA/ NDDC Ken Saro-Wiwa Prose Prize. Mayowa and the Masquerades won the 2011 ANA/ Atiku Abubakar Prize for Children's literature. Shoneyin is the founder of the Book Buzz Foundation and Director of Ake Arts & Book Festival. She lives in Lagos, Nigeria