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His Only Wife - Peace Adzo Medie

His Only Wife - Peace Adzo Medie

Title: His Only Wife

Author:  Peace Adzo Medie

ISBN:  9780861540693

Weight:  841 g

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His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie

‘Elikem married me in absentia; he did not come to our wedding.’

Afi Tekple is a young seamstress living in a small town in Ghana with her widowed mother.  Afi’s future doesn’t seem to hold much excitement.  Until, that is, she is offered a life-changing opportunity – a proposal of marriage from the wealthy family of Elikem Ganyo.

She barely knows Elikem, but that seems a small price to pay for a marriage that could offer her family financial security, as well as the key to the glitzy city lifestyle she’s always wanted.  But when Afi arrives in Accra, she realises that her fairy-tale ending might not be all that she’d hoped for.  Now she must balance the often conflicting roles of wife, daughter, niece and sister-in-law, without losing sight of herself.

Bursting with warmth and humour, His Only Wife is a witty, smart and moving comedy-of-manners about the search for independence, and the rules that might have to be broken along the way.

Peer & Press Reviews

In her debut novel, Medie writes with a precise rhythm that builds the reader’s anticipation.  Themes like deception, ambition, love, and values drench the pages with conflict that evolves into an emotional rollercoaster.


A Cinderella story set in Ghana…  A Crazy Rich Asians for West Africa, with a healthy splash of feminism.

Kirkus (starred review)

I couldn’t put down His Only Wife, which made me nostalgic for the food, frills, and folly of Ghana.  Peace Adzo Medie’s sentences are packed with muscle, beauty, and hilarity.  Even though I was rooting for Afi’s happiness in her arranged marriage, I didn’t see that beauty of a twist coming at the end.

Ayesha Harruna Attah, author of The Deep Blue Between

Bibliographic Info

TitleHis Only Wife
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn a signature page, tipped-in after the front free endpaper.
(Printed on this page is the title, the author’s name, the phrase ‘Signed by the author’, and the name of the publisher.)
Awards and Media
Book Club listingA Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club pick (October 2020)
Book Stats
PublisherOneworld Publications
Publication date
Printed byClays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 139780861540693
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)223 x 155 x 30mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photographSylvernus Darku (Team Black Image Studio)
DesignSteve Godwin
Jacket designJaya Miceli

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