278pp., paperback, London, 2020
A novel set in Ghana. A young seamstress from a small town accepts a proposal of marriage from the wealthy family of a man she barely knows and moves to Accra.
"A hilarious, page-turning, sharply realized portrait of modern womanhood in the most infuriating of circumstances. A gem of a debut." Wayetu Moore, author of She Would Be King
"I couldn't put down His Only Wife, which made me nostalgic for the food, frills, and folly of Ghana. Peace Adzo Medie's sentences are packed with muscle, beauty, and hilarity. Even though I was rooting for Afi's happiness in her arranged marriage, I didn't see that beauty of a twist coming at the end." Ayesha Harruna Attah, author of The Deep Blue Between
Ghanaian writer Peace Adzo Medie is Senior Lecturer in Gender and International Politics at the University of Bristol. She is the author of Global Norms and Local Action: the campaigns to end violence against women in Africa (2020). His Only Wife is her debut novel.