The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives: A Novel : Meet Baba Segi . . . A plump, vain, and prosperous middle-aged man of robust appetites, Baba Segi is the patriarch of a large household that includes a quartet of wives and seven children. But his desire to possess more just might be his undoing. And his wives . . . Iya Segi -- the bride of Baba Segi's youth, a powerful, vindictive woman who will stop at nothing to protect her favored position as ruler of her husband's home; Iya Tope -- Baba Segi's second wife, a shy, timid woman whose decency and lust for life are overshadowed by fear; Iya Femi -- the third wife, a scheming woman with crimson lips and expensive tastes who is determined to attain all that she desires, no matter what the cost; and Bolanle -- Babi Segi's fourth and youngest wife, an educated woman wise to life's misfortunes who inspires jealousy in her fellow wives . . . and who harbors a secret that will expose shocking truths about them all.