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. We highly recommend Lola Shoneyin's debut novel "The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives". A funny, gripping and moving portrait of a Nigerian family including secrets, rivalries and love, beautifully written.