The First Wife: A Tale of Polygamy by Paulina Chiziane
This wonderful book, by Mozambique’s first published female novelist, stars Rami, who discovers that her husband of twenty years has four other families. Custom dictates that now he must marry the other four women. Rami is not happy about any of this, but as she gets to know the other wives, she begins to see them as friends and allies. This is beautifully written, a strong story about strong women. I loved it. I wonder what Thanksgiving would be like at their house….