If you've been paying attention, you'll know that we're huge fans of Lola Shoneyin's debut novel, The Secret Lives Of Baba Segi's Wives. Earlier on in the year, the book was adapted into a play at the Arcola Theatre, and now our wish is coming true, as a stage adaptation is coming to Lagos as well.
The Secret Lives Of Baba Segi's Wives is a scandalous and engrossing tale of sexual politics and family strife in modern-day Nigeria. The story follows Baba Segi and the happenings in his household, and could easily rank as one of the best books out of Nigeria!
In one fell swoop, Lola Shoneyin touches on several social issues — from polygamy to sexuality to sexual assault — and she never drops the ball. Beyond that, the story is hilarious in its delivery, and the message is still clear and poignant.
While the play in London was good, it lacked that authentically Nigerian flavour (due to the use of mostly British actors), but we can at least rest easy that the Lagos version won't have that problem. From the poster alone, we can tell how extra it's going to be, and we're super excited!
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