Thorndike Press

His Only Wife

  • Peace Adzo Medie
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  • ISBN-10: 1432886525
  • ISBN-13: 9781432886523
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs ( .57 kgs)
  • 392 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released April 2021



A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick
A Library Journal Best Fiction Book of 2020
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

Afi Tekple is a young seamstress in Ghana. She is smart; she is pretty; and she has been convinced by her mother to marry a man she does not know. Afi knows who he is, of course — Elikem is a wealthy businessman whose mother has chosen Afi in the hopes that she will distract him from his relationship with a woman his family claims is inappropriate. But Afi is not prepared for the shift her life takes when she is moved from her small hometown of Ho to live in Accra, Ghana’s gleaming capital, a place of wealth and sophistication. She has agreed to this marriage in order to give her mother the financial security she desperately needs, and so she must see it through. Or maybe not?


Customer Reviews

“A Cinderella story set in Ghana . . . A Crazy Rich Asians for West Africa, with a healthy splash of feminism.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“In her debut novel, Medie writes with a precise rhythm that builds the reader’s anticipation. Themes like deception, ambition, love, and values drench the pages with conflict that evolves into an emotional rollercoaster.”

— Booklist

“This stirring tale sings when Afi learns to flex her limited power.”

— Publishers Weekly