Lola Shoneyin is a Nigerian feminist author, with her premier Best novel; Sitting on an Egg, Song of a Riverbird, and The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives.
Best of ‘Lola Shoneyin‘ Poems was listed below are taken from her 2010 – Present poetry collection: Song of a River bird and the secret of Baba Sji’s Wive’s.
Popular Nigerian Literary Icon, Lola Shoneyin’s new collection encapsulates some of the best characteristics of postcolonial African poetry. Most of her poems focus on the little stories of daily life, the pains, and disappointments the small joys and excitement that give color and texture to ordinary life.
Shoneyin moves into a new Sentinel territory of poetic exploration and defines the idiom for that exploration. The controlled lyricism, of these poems and the issues they explore, are bound to remain with us long after we have closed the pages of the book.