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His Only Wife: A Reese's Book Club Pick - 'Bursting with warmth, humour, and richly drawn characters'
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His Only Wife: A Reese's Book Club Pick - 'Bursting with warmth, humour, and richly drawn characters' (Hardback)

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AN OBSERVER, TIME MAGAZINE & NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR, 2020







A REESE WITHERSPOON'S BOOK CLUB PICK







'Vivid, witty and utterly absorbing.' Daily Mail







In one of the most talked about and hilarious debuts of the year, Afi Tekple, a bright young seamstress from a small town in Ghana, is convinced by her family to marry a man she has never met.







Elikem Ganyo is a wealthy businessman whose family has chosen Afi in the hope that she will distract him from a relationship with another woman they think is inappropriate.







The fact that she doesn't know Elikem seems a small price to pay for a marriage that offers her family financial security and provides the key to a lifestyle she has always wanted. But when Afi arrives in Accra, Ghana's gleaming capital, she realises her fairy-tale ending might not be all she had hoped for...







His Only Wife is a life-affirming, must-read novel about a young woman's search for independence in a man's world, and the rules she just might have to break along the way.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Oneworld Publications Publication Date: 31/03/2021 ISBN-13: 9780861540693  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Peace Adzo Medie is a Ghanaian writer and Senior Lecturer in Gender and International Politics at the University of Bristol. The author of Global Norms and Local Action: The Campaigns to End Violence Against Women in Africa (Oxford University Press, 2020), she holds a PhD in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA in Geography from the University of Ghana. She was born in Liberia.

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A gorgeous story with everything going for it! Afi is seventeen and lives with her mother; both working, they scrape a living but still depend on the kindness of others. When she is given the opportunity to marry into a wealthy family, offering the end of all their worries. Elikem Ganyo is a very eligible bachelor and marriage will give Afi access to all the things she has always dreamed of - however, all that glitters is not gold as she is about to find out. Oh, where do I start with this one? A truly captivating read which pulled me in from the first words, this is a carefully thought out story with lots of fun, laughter and angst along the way. To the outsider, Afi's new life is what every young girl desires but, behind the scenes, there are a lot of highs and lows. Painted with a light touch, the characters are appealing, entertaining and vivid. I loved everything about it and by the end everything was neatly explained and tidied away - just as I like it. A fabulous read which I'm delighted to recommend and give a full house of stars. Peace Adzo Medie is definitely an author to keep an eye on!

- 18/03/2021
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