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Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by affinnih: 1:00am On May 24, 2011
TWO GONE, STILL COUNTING--------------- Oyindamola Affinnih

Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by naijababe(f): 5:33pm On May 25, 2011
The secret lives of Baba Segi's wives - Lola Shoneyin.

Best book in a long time.
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by debosky(m): 10:31pm On May 25, 2011
I wanna read it too naijababe! Where can I get a copy?
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by naijababe(f): 4:13pm On May 26, 2011
^ It's available on Amazon
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by spikedcylinder: 4:22pm On May 26, 2011
naijababe:

The secret lives of Baba Segi's wives - Lola Shoneyin.

Best book in a long time.

Really? And I saw it the other day and looked it over. What's it about?

@ Topic
Just finished Burma Boy by Biyi Bandele. Loved it. Absolutely Fantastic!!!
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by naijababe(f): 4:28pm On May 26, 2011
^ Being my lazy self, I got you a review that agree with completely from Amazon

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives traces the lives of five people (Ishola Alao A.K.A. Baba Segi and his four wives: Iya Segi, Iya Tope, Iya Femi and the newest wife, Bolanle). The book lets the reader into the vicissitudes in the lives of these women which sees them pitching their tents in matrimony with Ishola; from the latent feelings of homosexuality and the worship of money that the fat Iya Segi harboured, to the physical abuse, sufferings and desires for revenge that blighted the existence of Iya Femi and the almost cuckoo Iya Tope. And to top all these is the almost mysterious Bolanle who has sought refuge in this polygamous household despite the fact that she sticks out like a sore thumb being the only educated spouse in the midst of an illiterate husband and three illiterate co-wives.

Ishola, a male chauvinist, is supremely proud of his virility and his seven children. He is puffed up with the achievement of having bagged a woman who has a university degree and does not for a moment stop to think if there is a reason she has chosen him as a husband instead of a man who is as educated as she is. Of all his wives, she is the one woman that he has chosen by himself to be his wife (the other three wives having been thrust upon him by one circumstance or the other).

Bolanle's continued barrenness gives Ishola more than a little cause for concern and the search for a cure unleashes gob smacking revelations in his life. In the midst of this is the jealousy that rages amongst the older wives at the attention Ishola pays Bolanle and the inferiority complex they feel towards her on account of their being unlettered. Despite the ill feelings borne towards her by her co-wives and their maltreatment of her, Bolanle bears it all with quiet stoicism and acts remarkably with gallantry and grace.

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives is a witty story about polygamy which has diabolical plots, murder, jealousy & secrets; and is told with compassion and understanding by the author. As a reader, it forces one to think that there just might be more than meets the eye when one sees women cleave themselves to a man irrespective of the fact that he is already joined in matrimony to another.

It was an enjoyable read for me and I recommend that you read it yourself.
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by spikedcylinder: 10:34am On May 31, 2011
^^^^ Sounds interesting. Will pick it up. smiley
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by iice(f): 11:35am On May 31, 2011
True Detectives ~ J. Kellerman
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by p_kasso(m): 12:26pm On May 31, 2011
iice:

True Detectives ~ J. Kellerman
Oh ! you do read Jonathan Kellerman ?.Sort of a strange coincidence that i'm currently reading two of his psychological thrillers.
Evidence
Mystery.
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by iice(f): 1:50pm On May 31, 2011
Erhhh i'm a big fan of his. I've collected almost all his fictional books.
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by Tee_Jay(m): 1:54pm On May 31, 2011
Monte Carlo Methods in Financial Engineering- Glasserman Paul
what a bore zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by doyin13(m): 8:33pm On May 31, 2011
The Disney War. . . .

Really intriguing read. About the Rise and Fall of Michael Eisner, the self annointed heir to Walt Disney.
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by tubabie(f): 8:52pm On May 31, 2011
Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by Uchenaija: 3:30am On Jun 01, 2011
i love reading but what i see here is more passion then anything. Pls where can i get Angela Ashes
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by shilling(f): 11:27am On Jun 01, 2011
The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by godisgr8(m): 12:15pm On Jun 01, 2011
"Be Positively Alive"
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by zstranger: 10:07pm On Jun 01, 2011
Infinite Jest and This is Water by the David Forster Wallace

The greatest writer/thinker of the last twenty years

David Foster Wallace writes so beautifully, is so show-offishly smart and understands the intricacies of human emotion so keenly that a reasonable person can only hope he is terribly unhappy. Which, if this collection of short stories is any indication, he is.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1841102,00.html#ixzz1O3p1av5S
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by spikedcylinder: 8:51am On Jun 02, 2011
naijababe:

The secret lives of Baba Segi's wives - Lola Shoneyin.

Best book in a long time.

So I went to the book store yesterday and saw the book. I was still contemplating on whether or not to get it (e cost small embarassed tongue) until I flipped the pages and read the following:

"I was an enormous child. My mother said I made her back curve like a cat's tail. . . . . . "
"I never knew my father. My mother said: your father left me for a beautiful woman. I told him I was pregnant and he didn't want to hear it. He sliced me like an okra and left. He pursued another woman's hole and died inside it."

That surely won me over. I have started reading. grin grin grin cheesy


Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by naijababe(f): 8:57am On Jun 02, 2011
^ Excellent. You wont be disappointed, I promise you. It's a very good book
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by zstranger: 9:11am On Jun 02, 2011
spikedcylinder:

So I went to the book store yesterday and saw the book. I was still contemplating on whether or not to get it (e cost small embarassed tongue) until I flipped the pages and read the following:

"I was an enormous child. My mother said I made her back curve like a cat's tail. . . . . . "
"I never knew my father. My mother said: your father left me for a beautiful woman. I told him I was pregnant and he didn't want to hear it. He sliced me like an okra and left. He pursued another woman's hole and died inside it."

That surely won me over. I have started reading. grin grin grin cheesy






Is that hand yours?

Looks Okoro-Ngbatic to me? grin
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by spikedcylinder: 12:26pm On Jun 02, 2011
^^^Ehen na. Omo nna extrvaganza. tongue
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by v3: 12:53pm On Jun 02, 2011
In pursuit of purpose - Myles Munroe smiley
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by Dojo(m): 2:27pm On Jun 02, 2011
The Eight by Katherine Neville
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by Bawss1(m): 4:48pm On Jun 02, 2011
The Hideaway by Dean Koontz.
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by just2nice(m): 12:28am On Jun 03, 2011
The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by iice(f): 2:46am On Jun 03, 2011
Bawss1:

The Hideaway by Dean Koontz.

Good? He's a hit and miss for me. I read one i absolutely adored (Dark rivers of the heart) and then the next one i read i found craptacular.
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by Bawss1(m): 8:57am On Jun 03, 2011
iice:

Good? He's a hit and miss for me. I read one i absolutely adored (Dark rivers of the heart) and then the next one i read i found craptacular.

This is my first Dean Koontz novel; I stumbled across it by chance and just started reading it. So far it’s holding up to the 50 page rule – if after 50 pages and I’m not captivated then I’m dumping it.
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by dominique(f): 11:25am On Jun 03, 2011
Bawss1:

This is my first Dean Koontz novel; I stumbled across it by chance and just started reading it. So far it’s holding up to the 50 page rule – if after 50 pages and I’m not captivated then I’m dumping it.

^^^ its a good read (if thriller is your thing). not one of my favourites though. if you want to fall for his works, read titles like watchers, false memory, dragon tears, phantoms etc. stay away from titles like coldfire, the mask, winter moon etc.

@topic
Hollywood wives- the new generation by Jackie Collins. one word to describe it- craptastic!!! this is the first and last of her book i will prolly read. very irritating angry angry tongue.
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by naijababe(f): 12:39pm On Jun 03, 2011
dominique:

^^^ its a good read (if thriller is your thing). not one of my favourites though. if you want to fall for his works, read titles like [b]watchers, false memor[/b]y, dragon tears, phantoms etc. stay away from titles like coldfire, the mask, winter moon etc.

@topic
Hollywood wives- the new generation by Jackie Collins. one word to describe it- craptastic!!! this is the first and last of her book i will prolly read. very irritating angry angry tongue.

Watchers was okay IMO. False Memory, mehn that book made me swear to never see a shrink.
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by iice(f): 2:28pm On Jun 03, 2011
*committing False Memory to my memory* tongue
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by naijababe(f): 2:36pm On Jun 03, 2011
^
iice:

*committing False Memory to my memory* tongue

grin God help you. @ topic - The devil that danced on water by Aminatta Forna
Re: Which Books/Novels Are You Currently Reading? by Bawss1(m): 3:56pm On Jun 03, 2011
dominique:

^^^ its a good read (if thriller is your thing). not one of my favourites though. if you want to fall for his works, read titles like watchers, false memory, dragon tears, phantoms etc. stay away from titles like coldfire, the mask, winter moon etc.

@topic
Hollywood wives- the new generation by Jackie Collins. one word to describe it- craptastic!!! this is the first and last of her book i will prolly read. very irritating angry angry tongue.
After reading Jackie Collin's Hollywood Wives and B!tch I have never looked at her work again. Definitely not my style.

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