Tuesday, January 26, 2021
His Only Wife
Undaunted. Readers who love strong female protagonists will enjoy meeting Afi Tekple in Peace Adzo Medie’s debut novel titled, His Only Wife. Afi works as a seamstress in Ho, a small Ghanaian village. After her mother encourages Afi to marry a wealthy businessman named Elikem, the favored son of their landlady who is the mother’s bossy employer and head of a prominent family. Medie explores the ways in which individuals scheme and manipulate different family members who fall in and out of favor for various reasons. Afi moves to Accra and quickly adjusts to finding her way in a larger world with a husband who neglects her, works hard, and has another loving relationship and a child he loves living in a home he owns and with his complete support. We cheer Afi as she stands up for herself, undaunted by the pressures coming from her family and her husband’s. This is one of those engaging novels that will animate your next Zoom book club meeting. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase His Only Wife from amazon.com.