• Paperback: 304 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (July 5, 2011)
“I didn’t just happen upon this room; I dreamed of the pale green walls before I arrived.”
Attempting to rise above the secrets of her past, Bolanle, a university graduate, marries Baba Segi, who promises her everything in exchange for agreeing to become his fourth wife. Thus she enters into a polygamous world filled with expensive clothes, a generous monthly allowance . . . and three Segi wives who disapprove of the newest, youngest, most educated addition to the family. There’s Iya Femi, a fiery vixen with a taste for money; Iya Tope, a shy woman whose kindness is eclipsed by terror; and Iya Segi, the first, most lethal, and merciless of them all.
Bolanle quickly becomes Baba Segi’s prized possession . . . until her very presence unlocks a secret that the other wives have long since guarded, and unleashing it could change life as they know it.
Lola Shoneyin lives in Abuja, Nigeria, where she teaches English and drama at an international school. She is married, with four children and three dogs.
Lola’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, July 5th: A Few More Pages
Wednesday, July 6th: Book Journey
Thursday, July 7th: Rundpinne
Wednesday, July 7th: Book Club Classics!
Monday, July 11th: A Bookish Way of Life
Tuesday, July 12th: Chick With Books
Wednesday, July 13th: That’s What She Read
Tuesday, July 19th: Savvy Verse & Wit
Friday, July 22nd: Peeking Between the Pages
Monday, July 25th: In the Next Room
Tuesday, July 26th: As I turn the pages