Monday, 29 October 2018

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives - Lola Shoneyin

'Meet the man of the house. Plump and prosperous, he has seven children, but his desire for more just might be his undoing. And his wives: The first will stop at nothing to rule the house. The second is shy and timid - her life is shadowed by fear. The third is a schemer with crimson lips and expensive tastes. And the fourth doesn't know it, but she has the power to unmask them all.'  

Okay... so I am fully into my African fiction now and am walking around like the cat that got the cream knowing that I always have something to look forward to, i.e the end of the day when I draw my curtains, turn on the lamps, get a hot drink (winter is coming good people ), and slump onto my couch with my latest book! Bliss!!!! At the moment, that book is 'The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's wives', by Lola Shoneyin. 

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

The Joys of Motherhood - Buchi Emecheta




I can't even remember what lead me to this book, but I am grateful for whatever it was because this is now one of my favourite books. This beautiful little book, first published in London in 1979 has not only whet my appetite, but completely drenched my appetite for books written by and about Africans.