The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives (Oberon Modern Plays) (Paperback)

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The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives (Oberon Modern Plays) (Paperback)


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The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives is a scandalous, engrossing tale of sexual politics and family strife in modern-day Nigeria. Lola Shoneyin's bestselling novel bursts on to the stage in a vivid adaptat---ion by Caine Award-winning playwright Rotimi Babatunde.

"Men are like yam, you cut them how you like."

Baba Segi has three wives, seven children, and a mansion filled with riches. But now he has his eyes on Bolanle, a young university graduate wise to life's misfortunes. When Bolanle responds to Baba Segi's advances, she unwittingly uncovers a secret which threatens to rock his patriarchal household to the core.
Lola Shoneyin's work includes her debut novel, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives, which was nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2010 and went on to win the PEN Oakland 2011 Josephine Miles Literary Award and the 2011 Ken Saro-Wiwa Prose Prize.Rotimi Babatunde is a Nigerian writer and playwright. In April 2014 he was named in the Hay Festival's Africa39 project as one of the 39 Sub-Saharan African writers under the age of 40 with the potential and the talent to define the trends of the region. In 2012, he won the Caine Prize for African Writing for his short story Bombay Republic.
Product Details ISBN: 9781786825513
ISBN-10: 1786825511
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication Date: September 18th, 2018
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Oberon Modern Plays