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The first wife / Paulina Chiziane ; translated from the Portuguese by David Brookshaw.

Chiziane, Paulina, 1955- (author.). Brookshaw, David, (translator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library FIC CHI (Text) 78551000527885 Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780914671480 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0914671480 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 494 pages ; 17 cm
  • Edition: First Archipelago Books edition.
  • Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books, 2016.

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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. -- provided by publisher.
Subject: Polygamy > Mozambique > Fiction.

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