Lola Shoneyin

Author's books

Iyaji, The Housegirl


Six year old Iyaji loves going to school in Igede, Benue State. One day, her father tells her she has to g and work as a housegirl in a big house in Lagos. Little Iyaji works as hard as she can but she misses her home, her family and her books. Just when Iyaji begins to lose all hope of going back to school, a policewoman follows her home.