SHONEYIN, Titilola Atinuke Alexandrah (Lola Shoneyin)

Born February 26, 1974


Lola Shoneyin is a Poet and Author.
Gender: Female
Name of Spouse Dr. Olaokun Soyinka
State of Origin: Ogun State
Father's Name Chief Tinuoye Shoneyin
Mother's Name Mrs Yetunde Shoneyin (née Okupe)
Profession Poet , Author
Working Experience

Founder and Director, Book Buzz Foundation; Organizer, Aké Arts and Book Festival; Co-Founder, Infusion.

Cargilfield School, Edinburgh; The Collegiate School, Winterbourne, Bristol; Fettes Junior School, Edinburgh; Abadina College, Ibadan; Ogun State University (now Known as Olabisi Onabanjo University), Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State; London Metropolitan University, England, 2005.

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, published by Serpent’s Tail, London, 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).

“Woman in Her Season”, Post Express Newspapers, 1996;

– So All the Time I was Sitting on an Egg, published by Ovalonion House, Nigeria, 1998
– Song of a River Bird, published by Ovalonion House, Nigeria, 2002;
– For the Love of Flight, 2010;

– Mayowa and the Masquerade, July 2010

In August 1999, Lola Shoneyin attended the renowned International Writing Program in Iowa, USA, and was also in that year a Distinguished Scholar at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota.

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