Title: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives

Author: Lola Shoneyin

Publication Date: 2010




Polygamy, gender roles, family, marriage, secrets. Power

Plot summary

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives revolves around a patriarchal home that lives in harmony until the arrival of wife number four. Her entrance stirs up strife and the three wives are hell bent on destroying her. Each character in the book is fighting for something. They all have big secrets but the fourth wife’s secret is deadly

My thoughts on the book

This novel had me hooked from page one. It was so engrossing I read it in the space of one week. Set in a lot of suspense, it makes you want to keep reading because you want to figure out the secrets. It contains natural and flowing humor even from the descriptions. It is a fascinating book as it gives an insight into a polygamous household.

Recommended for:

Anyone who likes to smile while reading. Anyone with a sense of humor

In three words:

Addictive, engrossing, humorous

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