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The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives

(2010)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
When Baba Segi awoke with a bellyache for the sixth day in a row, he knew it was time to do something drastic about his fourth wife's childlessness.

Meet Baba Segi . . .

A plump, vain, and prosperous middle-aged man of robust appetites, Baba Segi is the patriarch of a large household that includes a quartet of wives and seven children. But his desire to possess more just might be his undoing.

And his wives . . .

Iya Segi - the bride of Baba Segi's youth, a powerful, vindictive woman who will stop at nothing to protect her favored position as ruler of her husband's home.

Iya Tope - Baba Segi's second wife, a shy, timid woman whose decency and lust for life are overshadowed by fear.

Iya Femi - the third wife, a scheming woman with crimson lips and expensive tastes who is determined to attain all that she desires, no matter what the cost.

Bolanle - Babi Segi's fourth and youngest wife, an educated woman wise to life's misfortunes who inspires jealousy in her fellow wives . . . and who harbors a secret that will expose shocking truths about them all.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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December 2019 : UK Hardback

Title: The Secret Lives of Baba Sade's Wives
Author(s): Lola Shoneyin
ISBN: 1-84408-519-8 / 978-1-84408-519-4 (UK edition)
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June 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives: A Novel
Author(s): Lola Shoneyin
ISBN: 0-06-194637-0 / 978-0-06-194637-0 (USA edition)
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives (Oberon Modern Plays)
Author(s): Rotimi Babatunde;Lola Shoneyin
ISBN: 1-78682-551-1 / 978-1-78682-551-3 (UK edition)
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July 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Secret Lives of the Four Wives: A Novel
Author(s): Lola Shoneyin
ISBN: 0-06-194638-9 / 978-0-06-194638-7 (USA edition)
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December 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives
Author(s): Lola Shoneyin
ISBN: 1-84668-749-7 / 978-1-84668-749-5 (UK edition)
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives
Author(s): Lola Shoneyin
ISBN: 1-84668-748-9 / 978-1-84668-748-8 (UK edition)
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2010 : Paperback
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Title: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives
Author(s): Lola Shoneyin
ISBN: 9784851806 / 978-9784851800
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Title: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives (Oberon Modern Plays)
Author(s): Lola Shoneyin, Rotimi Babatunde
Publisher: Oberon Books
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Title: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives
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Title: The Secret Lives of the Four Wives: A Novel
Author(s): Lola Shoneyin
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