Lola Shoneyin. Lola Shoneyin (born Titilola Atinuke Alexandrah Shoneyin; 26 February 1974 in Ibadan, Nigeria) is a Nigerian poet and author who launched her debut novel, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, in the UK in May 2010.
NAME: Lola Shoneyin
DATE OF BIRTH: 26 February 1974
PLACE OF BIRTH: Ibadan, Nigeria
FATHER: Chief Tinuoye Shoneyin
MOTHER: Mrs Yetunde Shoneyin
MARRIED TO: Olaokun Soyinka
EDUCATION: Cargilfield School, Edinburgh The Collegiate School, Winterbourne, Bristol; Fettes Junior School, Edinburgh. She returned to Nigeria after her father was imprisoned by the then military government and completed her secondary education at Abadina College. She later got her BA (hons) degree from Ogun State University
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Writing
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, London: Serpent’s Tail, May 2010.
Longlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize, won the 2011 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award and won two Association of Nigerian Authors Awards.
Translated into seven languages, published in Italian as Prudenti Come Serpenti.
“Woman in Her Season”, Post Express Newspapers, 1996
So All the Time I was Sitting on an Egg (1998)
Song of a River Bird, Ovalonion House (Nigeria, 2002)
For the Love of Flight (2010)
Mayowa and the Masquerade, July 2010