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The Secret Lives Of Baba Segi's Wives - Lola Shoneyin
The Secret Lives Of Baba Segi's Wives
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To the dismay of her overbearing 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... show more
To the dismay of her overbearing 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 not as they should be.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781846687488 (1846687489)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Pages no: 245
Edition language: English
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Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it
3.5 I Think I'll Stick To Monogamy
Monogamy is actually impractical from a continuation-of-the-species standpoint, but I've always felt multiple women sharing one man is a homicide waiting to happen. This novel did nothing to disabuse me of that notion. Far from it. The Big Secret was easy to guess despite some halfhearted misdirec...
That's What She Read
That's What She Read rated it
0.0 The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives: A Novel
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives is a fascinating glimpse into a different culture as well as an introduction to four very unique wives who are all trying to survive in a world where man is king. Baba Segi is consumed by the idea of having more children, while each of his wives is trying to pro...
Bright and Shiny Shiny
Bright and Shiny Shiny rated it
4.0
2011 long-list Orange PrizeI always forget how much I love african fiction until I read another & then the joy of experiencing a world & culture so different from my own comes flooding back :D
Bright and Shiny Shiny
Bright and Shiny Shiny rated it
4.0 The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives
2011 long-list Orange PrizeI always forget how much I love african fiction until I read another & then the joy of experiencing a world & culture so different from my own comes flooding back :D
Buried In Print
Buried In Print rated it
0.0 The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives: A Novel
Countless contemporary novels have taken the landscape of the monogamous marriage and its secrets as their subject, so it’s hardly surprising that a polygamous marriage, like that of Baba Segi, has an abundance of secrets with which to fill the pages of Lola Shoneyin’s debut novel.The dynamics of a ...
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