Lola Shoneyin

Lola Shoneyin’s work includes three books of poems: So All the Time I Was Sitting on an Egg, Song of a Riverbird, and For the Love of Flight, and two children’s books: Mayowa and the Masquerades and Iyaji, the Housegirl. Her novel, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, was nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2011 and went on to win the 2011 PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award. She is the director of Aké Arts and Book Festival, an annual literary and cultural event in Nigeria. She resides in Lagos with her four children and three‎ dogs.