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Author Chiziane, Paulina, 1955- author.

Title The first wife : a tale of polygamy / Paulina Chiziane ; translated from the Portuguese by David Brookshaw.

Publication Info. Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC CHIZIANE,P    Available
Edition First Archipelago books edition.
Description 494 pages ; 17 cm
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Summary 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.
Language Translated from the Portuguese.
Subject Polygamy -- Mozambique -- Maputo -- Fiction.
Mozambique -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Romance fiction.
Added Author Brookshaw, David, translator.
Added Title Niketche. English
ISBN 9780914671480 paperback
0914671480 paperback

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