Sunday, April 24, 2011

Mailbox Monday


Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page.

Thank you Amy from Passages to the Past for hosting this month's Mailbox Monday blog tour.

Check out the blog and post all the new books you acquired last week.

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives: A Novel  by Lola Shoneyin (from publisher for review)

From Amazon:
When Baba Segi awoke with a bellyache for the sixth day in a row, he knew it was time to do something drastic about his fourth wife's childlessness.

Meet Baba Segi . . .

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives: A NovelA plump, vain, and prosperous middle-aged man of robust appetites, Baba Segi is the patriarch of a large household that includes a quartet of wives and seven children. But his desire to possess more just might be his undoing.

And his wives . . .

Iya Segi—the bride of Baba Segi's youth, a powerful, vindictive woman who will stop at nothing to protect her favored position as ruler of her husband's home.

Iya Tope—Baba Segi's second wife, a shy, timid woman whose decency and lust for life are overshadowed by fear.

Iya Femi—the third wife, a scheming woman with crimson lips and expensive tastes who is determined to attain all that she desires, no matter what the cost.

Bolanle—Babi Segi's fourth and youngest wife, an educated woman wise to life's misfortunes who inspires jealousy in her fellow wives . . . and who harbors a secret that will expose shocking truths about them all. 

9 comments:

Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) said...

This one sounds interesting, enjoy!

Happy reading,
Jules

http://thegreatthegoodandthebad.blogspot.com/

Majanka said...

The secret lives sounds like an interesting read. I hope you enjoy reading it!

Take a look at what's in my Mailbox this week.

Mystica said...

They sound interesting - enjoy.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Baba Segi Wives sounds good; enjoy Jess.

bermudaonion said...

Oooh, that should be a good one!

Kay said...

Enjoy your BABA SEGI book!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I have seen this in quite a few mailboxes. I'm looking forward to everyone's thoughts on it.

Bonnie said...

I received this book as well this week. I just don't remember requesting it but it may have been from shelf awareness?

Mary said...

I think this is the Book of the Week - it's on a lot of lists today. I hope you enjoy it!