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Two days ago, Lola Soneyin, poet and author of The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, surprised her fans with an announcement on Twitter. She said that having had her classic dreadlocks for nearly two decades, she was ready to switch up her look.

She went on to share some drastically different wig options and asked her fans for their opinions.

Enjoy the dramatic looks of the literary genius (she has some really awesome names for each of them).


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Whichever way she decides to go, we will always love her timeless locs <3

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My personal fave is the KANG. Which one’s yours? Share in the comment section. 🙂

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Tiwaladeoluwa Adekunle is a creative writer and a student of International Studies and English. Some of her work has been published by Shale, Limestone, Indiana Review and Brittle Paper. She is passionate about language, stories and Chipotle, and would almost always rather be writing.

3 Responses to “From Anaconda to Toni Morrison | Lola Shoneyin Goes on a Hunt for the Perfect Wig” Subscribe

  1. Pearl Osibu 2016/08/10 at 02:17 #

    LOL girl, noooooo
    somehow, i love the sugar mumsy.

  2. Amanda Madumere 2016/08/10 at 03:11 #

    Strange how I like anaconda

  3. Nedoux 2016/08/10 at 03:54 #


    She has a great sense of humour. 🙂

    Lol @ Sugar Mumsy.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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