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Monday, March 08, 2010

How cute is this?

Her able doorman: Lola Shoneyin and son Mayowa photographed at the JB Grills, Abuja, on February 25, 2010.

The poet Lola Shoneyin held a book party for her latest book, the poetry collection 'For the Love of Flight' at Abuja's JB Grills on February 25. Manning the door for her - welcoming guests and dishing out copies of the book and raffle draw tickets - was her lovely son, Mayowa.
Here's an article on the event.

LS and family have a lot to smile about this year. She has no less than 3 books coming out this year, the biggest being her novel debut, the fabulously titled 'The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives' to be brought out next month by Serpent's Tail in the UK and anytime now by Cassava Republic in Nigeria (US edition follows soon after). The new issue of African Writing has an interview with the writer about her novel, set in a polygamous household in Ibadan.

There's also a children's book scheduled for publication this year, 'Mayowa and the Masquerades'. Anyone wants to guess where Shoneyin got the name of her children's book hero?
  • Image courtesy LS.

1 comment:

Harry-Rami Itie said...

They look good