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The Resource His only wife : a novel, by Peace Adzo Medie

His only wife : a novel, by Peace Adzo Medie

Label
His only wife : a novel
Title
His only wife
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Peace Adzo Medie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An intelligent and funny debut about a relatable, indomitable heroine: a young seamstress in Ghana who agrees to an arranged marriage, only to realize that some compromises are too extreme to accept, illuminating what it means to be a woman in a rapidly changing world."--
  • A seamstress in Ghana, Afi Tekple is smart; she is pretty; and she has been convinced by her mother to marry a man she does not know. Elikem is a wealthy businessman whose mother has chosen Afi in the hopes that she will distract him from his relationship with a woman his family claims is inappropriate. But Afi is not prepared for the shift her life takes when she comes to live in Accra, Ghana's gleaming capital, where she has days of nothing to do but cook meals for a man who may or may not show up to eat them. She has agreed to this marriage in order to give her mother the financial security she desperately needs, and so she must see it through-- or does she? -- adapted from jacket
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2020
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10929083
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Medie, Peace A
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9379.9.M39
LC item number
H57 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arranged marriage
  • Women dressmakers
  • Women
  • Women
  • Ghana
  • FICTION / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce
  • FICTION / Women
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Marriage
  • Women
  • Ghana
Target audience
adult
Label
His only wife : a novel, by Peace Adzo Medie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781616209155
Lccn
2020009732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1130763859
Label
His only wife : a novel, by Peace Adzo Medie
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781616209155
Lccn
2020009732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1130763859

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