First Wife: A Tale of Polygamy

First Wife: A Tale of Polygamy
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Genres: Cultural Heritage, Fiction, Literary, Women
Tags: 2016, Date: Aug 16, Star: LJ, Stars
Publisher: Archipelago
Publication Year: 2016
Length: 250p.
ASIN: 0914671480
ISBN: 0914671480
After twenty years of marriage, Rami discovers that her husband has been living a double--or rather, a quintuple--life. Tony, a senior police officer in Maputo, has apparently been supporting four other families for many years. Rami remains calm in the face of her husband's duplicity and plots...
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After twenty years of marriage, Rami discovers that her husband has been living a double–or rather, a quintuple–life. Tony, a senior police officer in Maputo, has apparently been supporting four other families for many years. Rami remains calm in the face of her husband’s duplicity and plots to make an honest man out of him. 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. In this brilliantly funny and feverishly scathing critique, a major work from Mozambique’s first published female novelist, Paulina Chiziane explores her country’s traditional culture, its values and hypocrisy, and the subjection of women the world over.

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