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Jun 21, 2021imbaroham3125 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I am always grateful when I can find an author, that not only weaves a good story, but also can draw me in with good character development and well chosen words. I really felt like I was in Ghana. Medie's focus on not only Afi and Eli's…
Jun 18, 2021sjpl_rebekah rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This book very comfortably fits the vibe of a chick lit drama. I wouldn’t say there is a lot of depth to the story, but I did really enjoy the character arc of the main protagonist, Afi. I wouldn’t really categorize it as a “coming-of-age”…
Jun 05, 2021LinChi rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Finished May 27 2021 Interesting and fun read though the guy (Eli) gets infuriating. I was getting annoyed that she was still running after him despite him having another woman and being mean towards her (and constantly making up with…
Apr 25, 2021grapeleaves203 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
The subject matter and setting was fascinating and I found myself reading more about Ghana when I finished it. I felt that parts of the novel read more like a case study than a novel. For that reason I'm giving it 3 12 stars
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Apr 18, 2021JCLJenV rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A character-driven novel with a strong female lead. I wanted a bit more depth from the story but really enjoyed the setting in Ghana. A great first novel from this author.
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Feb 16, 2021JCLS_Ashland_Kristin rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
I found the exploration of gender norms and plural marriage in Nigerian culture fascinating. At times a bit melodramatic, but a compelling read nonetheless.
Jan 02, 2021a2mayer rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
His Only Wife is a complex Cinderella story featuring a strong and modern woman. An enjoyable read.
Dec 21, 2020neyoscribbles rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Awesome debut…I really enjoyed reading this novel. This isn’t just Crazy Rich Asians set in Ghana…its more than that. Afie enters into a marriage knowing that her husband has another woman, whom he will leave shortly. Although her husband…
Dec 18, 2020cthiele_0 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I gave this one 5 stars as well. It's life in Ghana -- and there's no attempt to explain itself to a Western reader. You just jump in and watch as familiar emotions play out in a completely different society -- keep up! Her gradual pushing…
Nov 13, 2020Doobie2_0 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this book. I would like to read some more of her books. Very good author, for it to be her debut.
Oct 24, 2020Literary_Lioness rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed reading this novel. Afi the main character is smart, sassy, and insightful. I couldn't help but cheer on her bold decisions during the reading of the novel!!! Afi represents every strong modern day woman in todays society!
Oct 13, 2020ryner rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Afi's mother is ecstatic! Fortune is surely smiling upon them, because the wealthy family of Elikam Ganyo has proposed marriage between him and Afi, though the two have never actually met. However, when Elikem doesn't even attend their own…
Oct 02, 2020JCLGreggW rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This wonderful debut novel features Afi, a smart, talented woman from a small town in Ghana who is married off to Elikem, a businessman who's in love with another; it's Afi's job to bring him back to respectable society. But what does SHE…
Sep 22, 2020Trixie_reads rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
I understood this to be a feminist story, but there were only a couple of minor female characters who weren't at the mercy of male relatives. I spent most of the book being angry and wishing Afi would grow a backbone.
Sep 01, 2020brangwinn rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is a perfect book for reading during the Pandemic because it illustrates the saying “Books take us places when we are forced to stay home.” In this case, it is to contemporary Ghana with a look both at the rural lifestyle and beliefs…