The First Wife

The First Wife

A Tale of Polygamy

Paperback - 2016
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In this, a ground-breaking publication in the canon of non-Western women's literary history, Paulina Chiziani - the first woman from Mozambique ever to publish a novel - lifts the lid on her country's values and its hypocracies. After 20 years of marriage, Rami discovers that her husband has been living a double - or rather, a quintuple - life. After Tony is forced to marry the four other women - as well as an additional lover - according to polygamist custom, the rival lovers join together to declare their voices and demand their rights.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books, 2016
Edition: First Archipelago Books edition
ISBN: 9780914671480
Branch Call Number: CHIZIANE P
Characteristics: 494 pages ; 17 cm
Additional Contributors: Brookshaw, David - Translator


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