She is Lola Shoneyin

Lola Shoneyin is the founder of Book Buzz Foundation, which organizes the Ake Arts & Book Festival. She also runs Ouida Books, a publishing house and one of the most vibrant bookstores in Nigeria. She lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

In addition to her award-winning novel, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, Lola Shoneyin has written three volumes of poetry, So All the Time I Was Sitting on an EggSong of a Riverbird, and For the Love of Flight, as well as three children’s books: Mayowa and the MasqueradeDo As You Are ToldBajiand Iyajithe Housegirl.

Well done Lola!!

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