Lola Shoneyin

more photos (1)


#4 most followed
Ruth Ha...
154 books | 36 friends

Amaka Azie
268 books | 120 friends

Sincerae
5,712 books | 227 friends

Irene
7,912 books | 698 friends

Anta
1,013 books | 8 friends

Agbonmire
838 books | 372 friends

Ben Aar...
1,788 books | 18 friends

A. N. O...
54 books | 398 friends

More friends…

Lola Shoneyin

Goodreads Author


Born
Ibadan, Nigeria
Genre

Member Since
September 2009

URL


Lola Shoneyin hasn't written any blog posts yet.

Average rating: 3.92 · 4,937 ratings · 772 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Secret Lives of Baba Se...

3.93 avg rating — 4,790 ratings — published 2010 — 19 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Secret Lives of Baba Se...

by
3.78 avg rating — 18 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mayowa and the Masquerade

by
3.90 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
So all the time I was sitti...

by
3.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2002
Rate this book
Clear rating
For the Love of Flight

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2010
Rate this book
Clear rating
Song of a Riverbird

2.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2002
Rate this book
Clear rating
Africa39: New Writing from ...

by
3.62 avg rating — 159 ratings — published 2014 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Lola Shoneyin…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Lola’s Recent Updates

Lola Shoneyin is now friends with Agbonmire
3314371
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin
" Thank you! "
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin
"“From my bedroom I heard my mother sobbing, which was strange because the prospect of death did not usually upset her. She said she wanted to go to heaven and kill my father all over again. She was desperate for me to be married.”

Nigerian Baba Seg..." Read more of this review »
Lola Shoneyin rated a book really liked it
Dance the Guns to Silence by Nii Ayikwei Parkes
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin
"Loved this little look into the intricacies of a husband with multiple wives."
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin
" Thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed the novel. Warm greetings from Nigeria. "
Lola Shoneyin is now following TJ's reviews
4369973
The Secret Lives of the Four Wives by Lola Shoneyin
"Clarification: 3.5 stars


This book was beautifully written, the scenes were vivid and the writing was poetic without being flowery. However, I decided to give this book 3.5 stars because I had to drag through the first 50 pages. After that I did no..." Read more of this review »
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin
" Thank you! "
More of Lola's books…
“My daughters were born with eyes in their stomachs so they are quick to digest all that they see.”
Lola Shoneyin, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives

“A real woman must always do the things she wants to do, and in her own time too. You must never allow yourself to be rushed into doing things you're not ready for.”
Lola Shoneyin, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives

“The choices we have to make in this world are hard and bitter. Sometimes we have no choices at all.”
Lola Shoneyin, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives

Polls

More...
376 Literary Fiction by People of Color — 4762 members — last activity 10 minutes ago
This can include genre fiction that is literary (e.g. speculative fiction, historical fiction, etc.), as long as it's written by a person of color (Af ...more



No comments have been added yet.