His Only Wife: A Reese’s Book Club Pick – ‘A Crazy Rich Asians for West Africa, with a healthy splash of feminism’

Peace Adzo Medie

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

Due to be published: 31st Mar '21

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A captivating debut about defying expectations, hilarious and hopeful in equal measure

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AN OBSERVER BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A TIME MAGAZINE MUST-READ BOOK OF 2020 A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR A LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST FICTION PICK FOR 2020 A SheReads BEST WOMEN’S FICTION & BEST AFRICAN DIASPORA BOOK OF 2020 A REESE WITHERSPOON’S BOOK CLUB PICK MARIE CLAIRE’S OCTOBER BOOK CLUB SELECTION ‘A Crazy Rich Asians for West Africa.’ Kirkus, starred review ‘Elikem married me in absentia; he did not come to our wedding.’ Afi Tekple is a young seamstress living in a small town in Ghana with her widowed mother. Afi’s future doesn’t seem to hold much excitement. Until, that is, she is offered a life-changing opportunity – a proposal of marriage from the wealthy family of Elikem Ganyo. She barely knows Elikem, but that seems a small price to pay for a marriage that could offer her family financial security, as well as the key to the glitzy city lifestyle she’s always wanted. But when Afi arrives in Accra, she realises that her fairy-tale ending might not be all that she’d hoped for. Now she must balance the often conflicting roles of wife, daughter, niece and sister-in-law, without losing sight of herself. Bursting with warmth and humour, His Only Wife is a witty, smart and moving comedy-of-manners about the search for independence, and the rules that might have to be broken along the way.

Additional information

Dimensions 25 × 146 × 225 mm
Page Count 288