Lola Shoneyin was born in Ibadan, Oyo State, and studied at Ogun State University and the London Metropolitan University. She teaches English and drama at an international school in Abuja. She is the author of three collections of poetry, So All the Time I was Sitting on an Egg, which was nominated for the ANA poetry prize in 1997, Song of a Riverbird, and For the Love of Flight. Shoneyin attended the Iowa International Writing Programme in 1999. She lives in Abuja with her husband, four children and four dogs. The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives is her first novel.
Find out more at Lola Shoneyin’s website.
Click here to read a discussion on polygamy with Lola Shoneyin in the Jamaica Gleaner.