HIS ONLY WIFE by Peace Adzo Medie

I had my eye on this book for a while, just seeing it on the internet or whatever. Looks like a good novel and it is. His Only Wife is about a woman named Afi who gets married to a guy who is in a relationship with his daughter’s mother. Everyone knows it and doesn’t approve of their relationship so his family makes him get married thinking it will turn him towards someone acceptable at least. That’s Afi. And Eli, the guy, is actually really decent. Rich, good looking, romantic. Only thing is that he will not leave the other woman. He’ll be married to Afi, but she’d have to accept that relationship.

So that sucks.

I really liked the section where they fall in love. She is living in an apartment and he finally starts coming by more (this is after their arranged marriage which he wasn’t even in attendance for) and it seems like Afi is getting what she wants. The sex the dates the attention. She even gets pregnant. And that solidifies their bond, but it doesn’t erase the fact that she is not the only one and never will be. The story involves a lot of he say she say, marriage (or not) as a social tool, hiding from overbearing parents. Afi also goes back to school to be a seamstress and that works out for her. She generally does her own thing no matter what the next guy thinks, which I also really like.

-Rachel Wagner

This book is for sale at my book store Ten Dollar Books. Click here to view.

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