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Lola Shoneyin

Nigeria

Français

Lola Shoneyin (née Titilola Atinuke Alexandrah Shoneyin le 26 février 1974 à Ibadan) est une auteure nigériane, principalement connue pour son œuvre poétique.


Roman

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, Londres, Serpent’s Tail, mai 2010 (sélectionné pour le prix Orange pour la fiction, remporte le 2011 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award et deux Association of Nigerian Authors Awards) ; traduit dans sept langues

Nouvelle

« Woman in Her Season », Post Express Newspapers, 1996

Poésie

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)

Livre pour enfants

Mayowa and the Masquerade, juillet 2010

English

Lola Shoneyin (born Titilola Atinuke Alexandrah Shoneyin, 26 February 1974, 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. Shoneyin has already forged a reputation as an adventurous, humorous and outspoken poet (often classed in the feminist mould), having published three volumes of poetry. In April 2014 she was named on the Hay Festival’s Africa39 list of 39 Sub-Saharan African writers aged under 40 with potential and talent to define trends in African literature. She lives in Lagos, Nigeria where she runs the annual Aké Arts and Book Festival.

Novels

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.

Short stories

« Woman in Her Season », Post Express Newspapers, 1996

Poetry

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)

Children’s books

Mayowa and the Masquerade, July 2010