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His Only Wife

Afi Tekple is a young seamstress in Ghana. Smart and pretty, she also has been convinced by her mother to marry a man she doesn’t know: a wealthy businessman named Elikem. His family has chosen Afi in the hopes that she will distract him from a current relationship they disapprove of. When Afi is moved from her small hometown to live in Accra, Ghana’s gleaming capital full of wealth and sophistication, she is not prepared for the way her life will change. But she has agreed to this marriage in order to give her mother the financial security she desperately needs, and so Afi must see it through. Or must she?

A witty, moving and smart debut novel, HIS ONLY WIFE takes place in a world of men who want their wives to be beautiful, to be good cooks and mothers, to grant their husbands forbearance. And in Afi, we meet a delightful, brave and relatable heroine who just may break all the rules.

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His Only Wife
by Peace Adzo Medie

  • Publication Date: August 3, 2021
  • Genres: Fiction, Women's Fiction
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books
  • ISBN-10: 1643751468
  • ISBN-13: 9781643751467