The First Wife

The First Wife A Tale of Polygamy

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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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780914671480
Publisher: Penguin Random House Group
Imprint: Archipelago Books
Pub date:
Edition: Paperback original
DEWEY: 869.35
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 494
Weight: 506g
Height: 143mm
Width: 166mm
Spine width: 39mm