The Secret Life of Baba Segi’s Wives

Hey Bookies! Happy New Month!

This month, we are reading one of my favorite Nigerian Novels “The Secret life of Baba Segi’s wives” by Lola Shoneyin.


This book tells the story of Baba Segi, a 42 year old uneducated, wealthy man with 4 wives and 7 children. So what happens when Bolanle, his newest and educated wife fails to conceive after 2 years?

That’s the tale this book seeks to unravel from the perspective of Baba Segi and each of his 4 wives.

This book is a classical tale of the woes of polygamy. The jealousy, rivalry, competition, secrets and relationships that are characteristic of a polygamous home. I particularly chose this book for this month because of the theme of infertility that is explored in the book as that ties to the stories I have been sharing on the blog these past weeks (READ HERE).

This story is funny, enlightening, heartwarming, and gripping.

I found it difficult to put this book down once I started reading it, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did. As usual, you can leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

Catch y’all next month  with the next book!

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