Virtual Book Club: His Only Wife
Join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via Zoom to discuss His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie.
A Cinderella story set in Ghana. “I think I would have been less apprehensive if Eli himself had been present.” Probably so, since this is Afi’s wedding and Elikem is the groom, whom she has barely met. This delightful debut novel from Medie, who was born in Liberia, educated in Ghana and the U.S., and teaches at the University of Bristol in England, is anything but academic. As it begins, Afi—gorgeous, talented at sewing, dirt poor, and very country—is being married in a traditional ceremony to an absent young man whose wealthy and powerful family, the Ganyos, will do anything to separate him from his Liberian mistress…Afi deserves better. A Crazy Rich Asians for West Africa, with a healthy splash of feminism. (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)
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